Buildings that are abandoned over long periods of time lose the possibility of being restored the longer they remain that way. Roofing systems fail, rust starts to take its toll, moisture begins to deteriorate the structure – these are just some of the ailments a given building may suffer when left unattended. Due to this, prospective owners are forced to spend a hefty amount of money to renovate these buildings, that is, if tearing the building down and starting anew doesn’t become a more attractive solution altogether. In the case of a commercial building that was relinquished to nature for nearly a decade in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, a renovation was only viable if the price was right. An investment group that acquired the building wanted a cost-effective solution for the building’s renovation in order to attract a new business into the building. As it turns out, a solution was at hand: retrofitting the roof with spray polyurethane foam, without having to remove the existing roof system.
The SPF contractor in charge of the project was Energy One America (EOA), who had the foresight and visionary blueprint to induce new life into the tattered and torn building via a spray foam roofing system. The project entailed applying SPF to the 10,000 sq. ft. low-pitched, split-level metal roof and then coating the SPF with polyurea. The building was comprised of two different sections that were divided by a wall, consisting of a front retail area and a storage area in the back of the building.