#1 Commercial Roofing Company in Oklahoma
Why You Should Choose SPF Foam Roof and Elastomeric Roof Coatings
Knowing that severe hail damage to your building’s roof won’t shut down your business is reason enough to hire Oklahoma’s #1 Commercial Roofing Contractor to cover your commercial building with a spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roof and an elastomeric coating. Preferred Roofing is…
Oklahoma’s Go-To Commercial Roofing Contractor since 1997
Bill Feland, founder and owner of the preferred commercial roofing Oklahoma solution, Preferred Roofing Foam & Coating in Bethany, Oklahoma, can provide you with several other reasons to choose one or both of these options over any other roofing materials currently available to business owners.
Three reasons to have Preferred Roofing, Inc install a Foam Roof for your commercial building;
- Energy Savings
- Environmentally Friendly
Feland, who launched his business in 1993, started roofing commercial buildings with foam and coating in 1997.
“Once we saw the capabilities of these products, it was a natural progression to move in that direction,” he said.
Nation’s # 1 Acrylic Commercial Roof Coating Company
Today, in addition to its status as one of the region’s leading experts in installing spray polyurethane foam roof systems, Preferred Roofing is the nation’s number 1 contractor using acrylic roofing coatings developed by the Conklin Company. Besides Oklahoma, Preferred Roofing has done work in Texas, Nevada, Alabama and Pennsylvania.
Preferred Roofing is the only company in the Oklahoma area that has earned certification from the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the main governing body of the spray foam industry. The association is “committed to SPF performance, safety and industry excellence.”
TPO vs SPF Roof Systems
Feland pointed out that one of the main advantages of using SPF is that it is sprayed on – which means there are no seams. Meanwhile, with foam’s major competition, thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) single-ply roofing membranes, there are seams at least every six feet. The material gets brittle easily, the seams pull apart and the roof leaks.
So why would any business owner choose TPO over SPF? Feland said TPO is slightly cheaper, but the materials are inferior and installing them requires less training, less experience and virtually no equipment compared with SPF. Feland owns four foam rigs that cost $85,000 each.
“A guy can buy an electric screw gun, a small heat welder and a ladder and put on TPO,” he said.
Energy savings also are an important attribute of SPF and elastomeric coating. Businesses typically save 30 to 35 percent on their utility bills, and Feland said some of his customers are having foam roofs installed over roofs that are still usable just to save on their energy costs.
Feland explained that foam and coatings save energy in two major ways. The foam serves as insulation, while the white coating over the foam reflects sunlight, helping to keep the building cooler in the summer. The coating also protects the foam from UV rays and thus extends it life.
Feland can save his customers money by coating a metal roof without using SPF, especially if the roof is leaking but the building isn’t cooled or heated.
“We can coat the roof if you don’t need insulation but just need to stop leaks,” he said. “A side benefit is that the coating reflects 85 percent of UV rays, which cools down the temperature of a metal building.”
Preferred Roofing’s SPF Foam Roof Guarantee
Feland said he’ll warranty a metal roof for 10 to 18 years, depending on which coating is used. After that time, he’ll pressure wash it, coat it again and guarantee it for another 10 to 18 years. The option, he pointed out, would be to tear off the old roof and transport the material to a landfill. He added that the SPF is so light that he can install it over an existing roof, again helping the environment by not filling local landfills with old roofing material.