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Working with Spray Foam in Cold Weather

Cold Weather Applications

By Robert Naini  Every year, as the leaves change colors, the air becomes crisper, and as the holiday season approaches, temperatures drop and sometimes we forget what kind of impact the colder weather can have on spray foam operations. Imagine this situation: Your spray foam installer gets to work, comfortable and relaxed, ready to start his day. But the diesel ...

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5 Ways SPF Contractors Lose Money

Have you ever noticed contractors that never seem to make money on jobs?  They bid correctly, have responsible employees, but still can’t seem to make enough per job to be comfortable.  At the end of the year they notice the material and labor costs have greatly affected their bottom line.  In my four-and-a-half decades of working in the spray foam ...

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Residential Energy Savings

spf helps homeowners cut energy bills

Explaining SPF for fun and profit By Robert Naini In the United States, almost 25 percent of the energy consumed can be attributed to residential consumption. Single-family residences use most of that energy, around 80 percent, and multi-family residences and mobile homes use the remaining 20 percent. This means that single-family residences consume 20 percent of all the energy consumed ...

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Spray Foam Myth Busters

Spray foam insulation is a very interesting industry. By Robert Naini It has expanded from a small niche market that was custom home-builder-centric, and has seemingly exploded to over a billion-dollar industry in a relatively short 15 years or so. Now, don’t get me wrong, spray foam has been around for more than 15 years, but in the past 15 ...

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411: Overview of EPA Checklists

March/April 2015 411 EPA Spray Foam

While working with spray foam, there are always potential risks and hazards than can occur unexpectedly. Therefore, it is important for SPF workers to be prepared for every step before, during, and after a spray foam application. To facilitate this process and comply with the job requirements, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers checklists that contractors should utilize on the ...

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OSHA Training Courses

Practicing jobsite safety should be second nature, but ongoing training is always helpful. The OSHA Outreach Training Program makes it easier for employers and employees to obtain training on recognizing, avoiding, and preventing workplace hazards that threaten health and safety. The voluntary training program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and advice on filing complaints. Although the program ...

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Going Native: Advertisers Are Using Editorial Tools To Reach Audiences More Effectively

Advertisers Are Using Editorial Tools To Reach Audiences More Effectively

The separation of church and state. No, this is not a governmental reference, but rather a phrase that has defined publishing for ages. It refers to a division between the editorial and advertising functions of a publication. Recently, the long-standing separation has been amended, or abandoned altogether, as the struggling publishing industry finds new robust revenue streams. What’s emerged from ...

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Show Them What You’ve Got: 5 Rules For Getting Your Spray Rig Noticed

1. Identify: Make sure potential customers know who you are and how to contact you. In addition to your business’s name and number, an email address and your website address are crucial points of contact. 2. Brand: If you’ve made the effort to develop alogo, show it. And if your business has a killer slogan, let potential customers know what ...

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