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Don’t Throw Away That Mixing Chamber.

Mixing chambers can last forever… okay that’s a stretch, but the truth is too many get thrown away when new life can be given to them. As a spray foam tech, I always recommend keeping spare parts for your foam gun (new chambers, new seals, new o-rings, etc.) and resurfacing your mixing chambers. Through trial […]

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Dollars

Everyone’s been told a picture’s worth a thousand words, but for those of us working on building envelopes, a picture can be worth thousands of dollars. According to Sam Rashkin and the department of energy, showing a customer infrared images of specific problems in their  home or building is very motivating. In fact, it makes […]

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SAVING MONEY IS AS SIMPLE AS CHANGING OUT YOUR INSULATION BLOW HOSE

Often, blowing hoses are the most overlooked piece in a fiberglass insulation blower system.  When starting in insulation, you may see a blower hose as a means of taking material from the fiberglass blowing machine and delivering it to the attic or wall. Over the years, you’ll realize that the hose actually plays a big […]

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Easy SPF Gun Cleaning Tech Tips from Aaron Meissner

Over the last 8.5 years as a Technical Service Rep for IDI, Aaron Meissner has seen hundreds of fluid heads with small scratches in them. This causes countless hours of downtime and only happens when scraping foam out with sharp picks or tools. Well, the good news is, there is a faster, easier, and safer […]

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Doing the Right Thing and Making Good Money Doing It

IDI Distributors just produced the most in-depth video on intumescent coating systems and installing DC315.  Why?  Because it’s far more than a code compliance issue, it is one of the most often missed profit centers and that is why we wanted to make a video filled with tips and tricks on how to increase compliance […]

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The Benefits of Using Global Specialty Products

One of the biggest investments of your spray foam company is the equipment you operate with. Your equipment running efficiently will reduce downtime and increase your profits — solvents and cleaning solutions will make these accomplishments easier. With a variety of solvents available, deciding on the right product can be a very overwhelming decision for […]

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The Truth About Buying Used Spray Foam Rigs + Equipment

As a spray foam insulation distributor, the topic of buying used spray foam rigs comes up often. We have customers who ask us for advice on this subject almost daily. As the Spray Foam Equipment Manager for IDI, I know buying a spray foam rig (or equipment) is a big decision, and the price of […]

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An Update From Our CEO On COVID-19

The global spread of COVID-19 is affecting all of us, and I wanted to take a moment to let you know how IDI is managing the situation. IDI remains committed to providing our customers with insulation products, accessories, continued sales and technical support. IDI has been closely monitoring the situation and preparing for all possible […]

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How Training Builders Raises Profits and Gets You Bigger Jobs

Would adding $500-$2500 more per job help your company in 2020? A new study released by Freddie Mac may help you do just that. Why Energy Rating Index (ERI) & Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS) Make All the Difference Most of us realize that smaller home sales are picking up while larger home sales are […]

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The Opportunities That Lie in Sealing Home Air Leaks

Lots of people give bids on blowing in insulation, but few of them emphasize the need for home air sealing and bid it as a separate line item. Anyone can run a blow machine, but few building owners, if any, understand how to professionally find and seal air leaks in order to truly make a […]

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