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Category Archives: SPF Roofing and Insulation

Foam Insulation and R Value — A False Measurement

When asked to insulate commercial buildings, we often recommend SPF (spray polyurethane foam) insulation. R-value, the commercial rating for insulation, isn’t the reason. R-value is an out-of-date calculation originally meant to rate the efficiency of insulation products and was adopted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to protect consumers against false sales claims. Foam Insulation…

Insulation for Metal Buildings — Getting Control of the Temperature

Let’s talk about insulation for metal buildings. Cooling and energy costs are certainly cause for concern in this part of the country, where we have a lot of direct sunlight and triple-digit temperatures — insulation for metal buildings is important for many homes and businesses. You might think that extreme heat and sun would ruin…

Ice Dam Solutions — Preventing Ice Dams on Commercial Buildings With the Superior Insulation of a Polyurethane Roof

One of the best ice dam solutions available for commercial buildings is a well-insulated roof — but most owners and managers of commercial buildings in the Dallas-Fort Worth area don’t think about ice dam prevention until it’s too late. It’s not too hard to figure out why: We just get ice and snow around here less…

Spray Foam Insulation and Rooftop Heat Loss — Why Using Conventional Insulation on or Under Your Roof May Not Be Enough

The most effective way to insulate your commercial space and reduce your HVAC or utility bills is through spray foam insulation, a form of weatherization, on the interior and/or exterior of your building. However, while insulating the interior of your building can address a great deal of your energy loss, in the form of heated…

Sustained Performance: SPF Roofing and Insulation

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is the highest-performing material available today for commercial roofing and building insulation. It consists of sprayed insulating foam that is applied as a liquid and expands to many times its original volume. Because it is made of closed-cell polyurethane, the foam is impermeable by water or moisture. SPF insulation couples a…