Month: April 2021

Boomerangs & Poachers – Construction Labor Is Hard To Find

In construction, the labor pool has run dry. Every day we talk to contractors who could add services if they could find people to do the work. While contemplating how to help IDI’s contractors with this, I remembered that Bryon from AI in Fort Myers, FL has added or gathered up to 12 crews over […]

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Blowing Your Troubles Away

A large portion of the customer satisfaction and safety issues related to Spray Foam Insulation are rooted in the failure to properly ventilate during and after the installation. The amines and other chemicals introduced during the process are much harder to remove after the application. The easiest way to avoid problems in the first place […]

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Keep Your Generator Out Of The Graveyard

What’s the second most expensive, and maybe the most important piece of equipment in your spray foam rig? It’s that generator. And when it dies, as far as your insulation company goes, money is only going out instead of coming in. As a spray foam tech for IDI, a massive amount of my troubleshooting calls […]

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The Right Way to Load Fiberglass In An Insulation Blowing Machine

Blown-in insulation is becoming more and more densely packed when it comes from the manufacturer.  The good news is that you can now carry more products and complete more jobs (or square footage) without having to reload the truck.  That said, the change in density changes how material loads into the machine. Blowing machines are […]

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Machine Settings Can Help You Make or Lose More Than $900 a Day

Is your insulation blowing equipment rapidly eating your profit? Blowing machines all have the same objective: take a dense fibrous material, fluff it up, and blow it into an attic or wall cavity.  Most fiberglass or cellulose insulation blowing machines were designed years ago, for the fiber sizes years ago. The problem is, today’s fiber […]

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