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Category Archives: SPF Roofing and Insulation

The Best Insulation to Reduce Your Utility Bills

There have been many days above 105 degrees this summer, and it’s only going to get worse… That makes this fall your opportunity to consider better insulation to reduce your utility bills. It’s a great investment for the future. If you’re like many business owners, you’ve probably been taking a hard look at your electric…

Closed Cell Spray Foam Fights the Summer Heat

Summer is here again, and temperatures have already climbed to extreme highs — do you have energy-saving closed cell spray foam roofing and insulation installed at your commercial building? You should — I’ll explain. The harsh summer conditions of North Texas mean the utility costs for energy consumption are skyrocketing as you attempt to keep…

Choosing Flat Roof Materials — What to Do When It’s Time to Replace My Commercial Roof

There are a lot of choices on the market for flat roof materials, and it can be difficult to choose which one is best when it comes time to replace that aging, leaky roof on your commercial building. It can seem like a tough decision at first glance. Let’s consider the pluses and minuses of…

Closed Cell Foam vs Open Cell Foam — Which Is Best for Commercial Use?

When it comes to the question of closed cell foam vs open cell foam, the two types of polyurethane foam used for roofing and insulation are not the same, even though they often look similar and can be difficult to distinguish by simple appearance. These two families of polyurethane foam products bring very different advantages…

Spray Foam Roofing Survives Severe Hurricane Conditions

Although major hurricanes like Katrina, Ivan, Ike, Rita, and the most recent one that raged through Puerto Rico, Maria, leave unbelievable damage in their wakes, spray foam roofing is proving through each storm event that it can survive these unbelievable conditions. That means spray foam roofing (also called spray polyurethane foam, or SPF),  may be…

Foam Roofing — 6 Advantages of a Spray Polyurethane Foam Roof  

At DFW Urethane, we firmly believe that an SPF (spray polyurethane foam) roofing system is the best option for the majority of commercial buildings — both those in need of a solution to their current failing roof and new constructions. Here are 5 reasons why we’re sold on spray polyurethane foam roofing systems, and why…

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…

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…