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insulate 60,000- to 100,000-gallon tanks
for humidity and temperature control.
"These aren't our ideas," Schenke
said. "These are things that have developed because of the unique and good
insulation methods as well as the fact
that it adheres very well."
The insulating properties of foam
also create sound barriers, making for
another selling point. Kolish said he has
seen it used in housing near trains or in
office complexes where confidentially
is needed.
"Spray foam brings so many benefits
in addition to reduced heating and cooling costs," Kolish said. "Sound quality, reduction in mold and mildew, and
insect resistance all can be additional
selling points."
Roofing is another emerging application, Schenke said. But he sees it as a
"whole different type of business. Just
because you can spray foam doesn't
mean you can understand all of these
applications. In roofing, you have to have
the roofing equipment. You have to put
a coating system over it. You have to
know about waterproofing."
But with the right training, it can be
a "good opportunity," Schenke said. "For
the market to grow, we need training.
We certainly don't need poor applications because that will have a very
negative effect on the industry."

You just have to keep your eyes
open for different things. Don't be
scared to try different things. It will cost
you some money, but you have to keep
looking forward and expanding."

"People call us all the time and say,
'Can you do this?'" Rocheleau said.
"Don't discount it because there are

other smart people, too, who might be
willing to help if you say no. If it can be
sprayed, we spray it." o

FINDING NEW BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES
These days, Vertex continues to
expand, adding slab jacking to its list
of services. "You just have to keep
your eyes open for different things,"
Rocheleau said. "Don't be scared to try
different things. It will cost you some
money, but you have to keep looking
forward and expanding."
Kolish said it's important to combine
what's needed in the community with
the spray foam company's interests.
"That way, you can do it in the downtime and maintain the rest of your business as you need to."
Schenke offers a reminder that
expertise - and often specialized equipment-is needed for some of these side
businesses. But spray foam professionals
already have in place the top requirement: connections.

Pipes with sprayfoam insulation.

Vertex Insulation Inc.

www.sprayfoam.org

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017

Executive Director’s Corner
President’s Post
Foam Business News
Spfa Today – Membership News & Numbers
Legislative Update
Verdical Group’s 4th Annual Net Zero 2017 Conference: Energy + Water + Waste
An Expanding Business: Spray Foam Offers Interesting Opportunities for Sidelines
Can It Be Saved? Common Spray Foam Issues From Processing and Installation
The Evolution of the PCP Modifications and Improvements Through the First Five Years
2017 SPFA Contractor Awards
Discipline, Passion and Grit
Ask the Expert
Upcoming Events
Index of Advertisers | advertisers.com
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - intro
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - cover1
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - cover2
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 3
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 4
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 5
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 6
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Executive Director’s Corner
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 8
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - President’s Post
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 10
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 11
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Foam Business News
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 13
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Spfa Today – Membership News & Numbers
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 15
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Legislative Update
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Verdical Group’s 4th Annual Net Zero 2017 Conference: Energy + Water + Waste
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 19
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - An Expanding Business: Spray Foam Offers Interesting Opportunities for Sidelines
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Can It Be Saved? Common Spray Foam Issues From Processing and Installation
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 2017 SPFA Contractor Awards
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