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High Hat: Polyurea Restores the Roof of Dayton’s Tallest Building

    Kettering Tower, a 30-story office building located in Dayton, Ohio, first opened its doors for business in 1972 and to this day remains the tallest building in the city. The skyscraper, which is clad in steel and glass and boasts a half-million square feet of office space, was purchased for nearly $22 million in 2005 by an investment ...

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Blending Inn: An SPF Application at a Rustic Bed & Breakfast Blurs the Line Between Spray Foam Insulation and Roofing

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck…well, you’ve heard the phrase before. But what exactly do you have when a spray foam project looks like a roofing application, but will end up functioning as attic insulation? Can a project be categorized by the way it’s installed, or by how it’s intended to function? Or can a ...

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Topping It Off: A Gas Station’s Compromised EPDM Roof is Revitalized with an SPF System

Before winding through the Inland Empire and making a gradual eastward turn toward Las Vegas, Interstate 15 slices through Escondido, California. On the southern edge of the city, which is just north of San Diego, a heavily trafficked gas station adjacent to the highway was in need of a roof rehabilitation in early 2012. It was a classic case of ...

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Two Environmentally Friendly Practices Combine

Anybody that’s been to the frozen-food aisle of the supermarket knows about Amy’s Kitchen. It’s that brand offering a variety of frozen fare that looks and sounds instantly more delectable than its generic counterparts: Indian Spinach Tofu Wrap. Roasted Vegetable Pesto Pizza. Mexican Tamate Pie. What’s more, every food item is 100% organic and natural, and they’ve built a very successful brand on it: Amy’s ...

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Market Cap: World’s Largest Food Distribution Center Gets a New Spray Foam Roofing System

In the Bronx neighborhood of Hunts Point, food distribution is taken seriously. That attitude is a necessity, considering the area is home to the world’s largest food distribution center. When the aging roofing system of the distribution center’s meat market was in need of rehabilitation, a combination of spray polyurethane foam and silicone coatings was deemed the optimal solution. The ...

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Elastomeric Coatings Offer Roof Rehab for Existing Roof Systems

We know a lot more about sustainable, effective building now than we did even a short 15 years ago. A prime example is the proliferation of buildings bearing metal roofs that were constructed in the 1980’s and 90’s. Now, these buildings desperately need renovation. Metal roofs experience excessive movement due to heat cycling (expansion with warming and contraction with cooling). ...

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What’s Shiny, Green, and Saves A Lot of $$

Everyone wants to save money. When it comes to spray foam, cutting costs depends on how well your home, office, or business is insulated. Keeping exterior air out, and interior air in, can do wonders for your bank account. When it comes to insulation, why not take it a step further and “go green?” Toms River School District decided to ...

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SPF Roofing Contractor Keeps a Georgia Poultry Plant Profitable

West Roofing Systems, Inc. recently dominated the roofing categories at the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance National Industry Excellence Awards. The LaGrange, Ohio-based company won awards in both Roof Foam divisions, which were delineated by projects sized at under and over 40,000 sq. ft. For the latter category, West Roofing submitted a re-roofing project at a poultry processing plant in Murrayville, ...

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LaGuardia International Airport Stops Leaks with SPF Roof

Simply put, the terminal had a water problem: there was too much of it, and it wasn’t where it should have been. “If you took a walkthrough the terminal a year ago or so, you’d see tarps hanging from the ceiling,” said Mike Tortora, who is a project manager at D’Onofrio General Contractors Corporation (DGCC). The Central Terminal Building at ...

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Spray Foam Roof Restores Museum in Europe

American-made spray foam roofing products traveled all the way across the pond to foster longevity in an impressive restoration project that will bring architectural heritage to the modern forefront. Fraught with hurdles, the project defied extreme weather and delays to become a landmark application for the spray foam industry. The job site lay in Tallinn, Estonia, a state nestled on ...

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