A spray foam trailer is a business on wheels. Everything you need to spray foam insulation into a home or business is located directly in the back of the trailer including the powered spraying mechanism that actually sprays the foam. If you are looking to purchase one of these, you may not realize that not every trailer is created the same. There are differences among the different spray foam trailers that are on the market. If you are looking to purchase one, here are a few of the factors you should consider to find the one that is best for you:
How the Spray Rig is Powered
One of the most important factors to consider when selecting a spray foam trailer is how the spray rig is powered. The spray rig is the mechanism that sprays the spray foam insulation from the storage bin in your truck onto the walls, floor, or ceiling of the home or business you are insulating. The spray rig can be powered by diesel fuel, a generator, or you can use the client's electricity to power the spray rig. There are pros and cons to each method. For example, some work sites may not have electricity yet, making a diesel fuel or generator-powered machine ideal. But an electrically-powered rig is often cheaper. Weigh the pros and cons of each option to select the option that is right for you.
The Size of the Trailer You Need
Another important factor to consider is what size of trailer you want or need. Spray foam trailers can range from 12 feet in length up to 20 feet in length. Shorter trailers tend to cost less and are easier to navigate for those not familiar with driving around with a trailer. But they also carry less foam, which may be cause for concern if you are insulating large commercial business or multiple homes before restocking the foam. Larger trailers tend to cost more but can hold more materials.
The Layout of the Trailer
The last factor to consider when selecting a spray foam trailer is the layout of the trailer. Most spray foam trailers house a variety of items inside including spray foam material storage space, tool box and work bench space, hoses, spray rig, proportioner, and the compressor or dryer. The layout can vary from trailer to trailer. Some may have the workbench at the back of the truck, while others may have them upfront. Others may have the rigs and hoses on the side, while others may have them at the back. There is no right or wrong when it comes to the layout. You simply have to select a layout that you prefer and that works for you.
A spray foam trailer can be a great way to either start or expand your spray foam business. Taking the time to learn what factors to consider will help you find the best spray foam trailer for your needs. Contact a company like Spray Equipment and Coatings Inc for more information and assistance.