Category: Business Tips

Section 25C Stimulus: Advocating for an Insulation Tax Credit in Stimulus Package

ICAA Needs Your Participation.  The following information comes directly from, Michael Kwart. The Executive Director of the Insulation Contractors Association of America. Congress is about to consider legislation to help restart the U.S. economy. The energy efficiency industry is advocating for a super-charged 25C tax credit of $2,400 to spur homeowner investment in energy efficiency. […]

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Purchasing SPF Trailers: Choosing Power and Auxiliary Equipment

As you can probably guess — choosing a power source for your spray foam rig is extremely important. If you do not properly size your generator to your spray equipment, you could have major issues. These issues can include, but are not limited to: frying the machine, fire in the rig, not enough power for […]

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Introducing IDI’s R-Value Podcast!

Are you a business owner who’s wondering where the next lead or customer is going to come from? A business owner who’s tired of losing to the competition? Maybe you’re trying to navigate the sometimes murky waters of product development, code changes and building science? Want to learn about the newest products and latest trends […]

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Evaluating, Air Sealing, & Reinsulating a Home with The Build Show

IDI Teams Up With The Build Show’s Matt Risinger For A 5-Part Video Series When you get a call about adding more insulation, do you run out and give a bid, or do you grab your testing equipment and evaluate the home? Which one gives better results? Better yet…Which of these makes you more money? […]

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Big Profits In Basement Blanket Insulation

The Opportunity Down Below… How many basements are in your area? Do you get calls for sealing rim joists, and sometimes insulating newly framed walls? But So, what about offering a budget conscious, high performance, basement makeover? What about, Basement Blanket Insulation? Check out our video on basement blanket installation: When done by a crew […]

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Is Old or Entry Level Equipment Costing You Profits or Employee Retention?

Equipment May Be the Number One Key to Profitability. Business success and profitability today, requires companies to do more with less. It’s no surprise that having an edge on the competition means you need to work faster and waste less. The best way to do that… Faster equipment, and a motivated/well trained crew! Equipment’s Impact […]

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Crawl Space Insulation: The Opportunity Down Below

Afraid of Crawl Space Insulation Projects? Don’t Be! Grow your expertise on crawl space insulation, vapor barriers, air quality, and dehumidifiers for crawl spaces, and see how these capabilities could grow your business and bottom line. Why Crawl Spaces? If you’ve ever had a crawl space or have been in one, what are some of […]

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R-Value Basics: Can Insulation Be Used in Lieu of Fire Sprinklers?

Can insulation be used in lieu of sprinklers? If so, does it make sense to do it? In short, yes. Outside of alarms and smoke detectors, fire protection systems in buildings fall into two categories, active and passive. The fire protection systems you may be familiar with are active, think ceiling water sprinklers or fire […]

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3 Important National Safety Month Tips to Use All Year Round

When it comes to the field of construction, the saying “Built on Blood, Sweat & Tears” is a way of life. It’s no surprise that safety should be a top priority during insulation and construction work, but sometimes proper safety measures can fall through the cracks or get overlooked. Since June is National Safety Month, […]

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