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Old 12-29-2007, 04:47 PM   #1
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Starting A Spray Foam Business


Thinking of starting my own spray foam insulation business, anyone have any tips or help they can give me to get started? Thanks for your help.
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Old 12-29-2007, 04:50 PM   #2
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Have lots of money, and check how many others are in your market. Cellulose is a great starting point for insulation, and I stopped there, simply due to the resistance people have to foam, and the price. Don't get me wrong, I think it is the best out there, but so are ICF homes, and even in tornado country, they are a tough sell.

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Old 12-29-2007, 06:35 PM   #3
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Like Joasis said, if you want to start up a insulation business, start with cellulose or fiberglass and move up to foam.

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Just wondering how much you have into your cellulose business to start up and where do you get your materials? Thanks for the info.

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Have lots of money, and check how many others are in your market. Cellulose is a great starting point for insulation, and I stopped there, simply due to the resistance people have to foam, and the price. Don't get me wrong, I think it is the best out there, but so are ICF homes, and even in tornado country, they are a tough sell.
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DId you have a chance to start ?
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Check out CPi - Construction Polymers for information and a solid partner for getting started in the spray foam insulation business. They have a complete set of tools needing from spray foam rigs, equipment down the expert training and prolonged support needed to remain successful in the business for many years. It is easy to get started in the business with a spray foam rig for under $30,000 if budget is a major concern as well.
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Just wondering how much you have into your cellulose business to start up and where do you get your materials? Thanks for the info.
So you seriously aren't sure where to find material to start a cellulose business, yet you want to jump right into spraying foam?
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Like Joasis said, if you want to start up a insulation business, start with cellulose or fiberglass and move up to foam.
can anyone tell me their opinion on radiant barrier or multi reflective insulation
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Like Joasis said, if you want to start up a insulation business, start with cellulose or fiberglass and move up to foam.
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Check out CPi - Construction Polymers for information and a solid partner for getting started in the spray foam insulation business. They have a complete set of tools needing from spray foam rigs, equipment down the expert training and prolonged support needed to remain successful in the business for many years. It is easy to get started in the business with a spray foam rig for under $30,000 if budget is a major concern as well.
what is the average price/sqaure ft for a roof insulation job?
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