Insulation is a vital part of any building, as its primary purpose is to reduce noise from the outside and maintain a consistent temperature in the building’s environment. Contractors have a variety of options to choose from when determining which type of insulation is best for their project. Spray foam insulation is one of these choices, and is rapidly becoming more popular in both commercial and residential construction projects.
While spray foam insulation has a variety of benefits when used correctly in any project, one of the biggest is the high R-value of this type of insulation.
Material is a costly investment in any project and can easily change your profit margin if you’re not careful. Time has been a learning experience and our experts prepared the top four ways to save material and prevent waste on the job site and in storage.
1. Balance the chemical ratio: When applying spray foam, it’s important to keep your chemical ratio accurate based on the material supplier’s specifications. Is your foam not sticking to the substrate? Is it fishy smelling? These are all signs your ratio is off, requiring a second application and wasting additional material. The fishy smell is a result of the foam being resin rich, requiring a decrease in the “A” side.
SprayWorks Equipment Group Releases Dual Drum Heating System
Canton, OH – November 1, 2016 – SprayWorks Equipment Group, an Ohio-based PMC equipment distributor and manufacturer of the Barrel Blazer and Spraybot, has released a new drum heater – the Dual Barrel Blazer. Previously only available as a single drum heating unit, the Dual Barrel Blazer allows contractors to heat full size 55 gallon drums side-by-side – whether in a mobile rig or inside a building.
Canton, OH September 27, 2016 –SprayWorks Equipment Group proudly accepted the award, from Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC), as the top PMC distributor in 2015. SprayWorks has been a distributor for PMC polyurethane products since 2008.
SprayWorks’ team has nearly 100 years of combined experience in the spray foam and coatings industries. They chose to distribute PMC products for the last eight years because of the quality, price, ease of operation, and ease of maintenance that PMC products offers. SprayWorks has been impressed with the support provided by PMC and felt PMC’s values aligned with its own – which is why they continue to distribute PMC products.
Whether by choice or the imposition of an economic downturn, those within the construction trade who have realized the benefits of implementing lean concepts are way ahead in the industry. The manufacturing industry first experienced measurable results, proving the effectiveness of applying lean principles. Global recession has been behind the spread of lean construction throughout the world.
Insulation Contractors Association of America is taking over Denver
SprayWorks is heading to Denver, Colorado! From Wednesday, September 28 through Saturday, October 1, 2016 – SprayWorks is attending the ICAA Convention and Tradeshow. We will be exhibiting at booth #304 in the Denver Marriott City Center on Thursday, September 29 from 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm and Friday, September 30 from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. Our exhibit booth will feature some of the PMC equipment we offer, along with some featured SprayWorks equipment. Tradeshow attendees will have access to tradeshow only specials for some of our top equipment and parts.
How to choose the right foam for your portable spray foam equipment
When determining which type of polyurethane spray foam insulation to install, careful consideration should be placed on which type of cell is appropriate for the application. SprayWorks portable spray foam equipment is designed to accommodate both open cell and closed cell foam insulation.
June is National Safety Month and as we are wrapping up the month, there are some key areas workers should be vigilant of while working in the heat – especially moving into some of the hotter months.
- Wear properly ventilated suits: Many contractors don’t know that when it comes to protective wear, they have options. Some suits are designed for working better in the heat. While it can be tempting to remove it, it’s important to keep protective equipment on. Not only is it required by OSHA, but protective wear keeps you from inhaling fumes and being exposed to splashing chemicals.We suggest using more ventilated suits. Tyvek suits are a great option. Many workers cut slits in the back under the armpit area to keep cooler. Some suits are designed to be more protective in chest area and even have expanded mesh fabric under armpits that helps to vent well. These types of suits are commonly used in the food industry and car painting industry, but are great for polyurethane as well. The next time you purchase a protective suit, look at the features to identify the best suit for the time of year you are spraying.
Spray polyurethane foam is an essential component used by the manufacturing and construction industries. The key to multi-tasking, spray foam is used as insulation across a variety of applications, including walls, roofs, and ceilings, and is even used in industrial settings between pipe fittings or in climate controlled environments. The spray foam formula can be altered to suit different uses, depending on the needs of the application.
Maintaining your equipment seems like an obvious requirement, but keeping your rig up to snuff can seem tedious. Trust us, it’s not the most fun job, but it is a necessity to the life of your rig AND surprise surprise, your equipment too! In this article, our experts pulled together four of the most effective steps in maintaining your rig – aside from your standing oil changes, engine checks, and tire checks.