If you are considering a career in the spray foam insulation business, we wanted to share some basic, yet helpful information. The good news is – you don’t have to go it alone. If you haven’t done so already, you’ll need to determine the amount of money you will need to start. The investment will cover a number of areas including equipment, materials, training and marketing.
Perhaps the first thing you should consider is enrolling in spray foam training school. This will give you an in-depth look at the spray foam industry and give you a hands-on opportunity to ask questions to get a much better sense of what you are getting into. Not only will spray foam training instruct you on the proper techniques for spraying, but you will be learning to use the equipment yourself. Most training courses, like the ones offered by Spray Foam Nation, will provide you with the required certification to spray foam upon successful completion of the program. Furthermore, the experience will expose you to the spray guns and equipment options available – making your selection of necessary startup equipment much easier.
Spray foam equipment is very specialized and can quickly add up in expenses. You’ll want to stick with equipment and supplies from the leading names like Graco, Lapolla, Premium Spray Products, Convenience Products (Touch-N-Seal), etc. These are established brands which stand behind their products. You simply cannot cut corners in this industry.
Since there are a variety of specialized spray applications, it may make more sense for you to focus on a particular market – at least to start. For example, you may want to be the local expert in roofing, insulation, coatings, etc. Understanding your niche market is important to your success. It will help you stay focused on serving and becoming the go-to expert in a particular technology.
Working with a primary supplier of spray foam materials is essential. To operate your spray foam contracting business effectively, you need to have direct access to a large inventory of supplies and equipment on short notice. Many of the foam suppliers and manufacturers offer both foam equipment and support services. Choosing a supplier should take many elements into consideration. For example:
- Are they experienced in the spray foam application(s) you want to pursue?
- Are they conveniently located to support your business with materials, parts and technical/customer service?
- Do they have the specific spray foam materials that are suited for your application(s)?
Once you’ve made progress with these steps, you’ll need to effectively market your spray foam business. This is often the item which many contractors neglect. To be successful, you need to properly identify your audience and make sure your message is reaching them. This takes marketing know-how, materials, a strategy, and a budget.
Fortunately, if you’re interested in getting started in the spray foam business, you don’t need to go it alone. Spray Foam Nation is an established company which will guide you in each step of the process. We host a number of spray foam training school sessions throughout the year. Our program incorporates safety training, such as specific information for a contractor to know regarding spray foam insulation, along with hands-on training. The actual on-the-job applications include density checks, spraying the foam, and working with all of the equipment. Finally the course covers techniques for sales & marketing, along with our tradeshow support, marketing materials and more.
Simply contact Spray Foam Nation today, and we’ll send you a comprehensive package on entering the spray foam business.