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Ballpark Cost to Restore a Commercial Gravel Built-up Roof

Greg PalyaSpray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

Summary: The ballpark cost to restore a commercial gravel built-up roof is $6.50 – $10 per square foot. Many factors affect cost, such as how much gravel needs removed, how much wet insulation is present, and what warranty length the building owner desires. So, you have a commercial building with a gravel-built-up roof. It’s leaking, super old, or on the …

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11 Common Roofing Issues Solved Easier with Spray Foam

Greg PalyaSpray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

Commercial roofs have issues just like your car does. Think of the possible issues your car can have: There are so many issues with your car that the list can go on forever. It’s the same thing with commercial roofing. But what most people don’t know is that there’s a solution called spray polyurethane foam roofing. If you’re unfamiliar with …

What Are the Capabilities of Spray Foam Roofing?

Greg PalyaSpray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

Quick summary: Spray foam can be installed over any existing roofing system. It can also go over flat, sloped, and irregular-shaped roofs. Since spray foam is fluid-applied, it can be installed around any pipe, skylight, or drain quickly. It can go up, over, and down any vertical wall in one continuous application. A spray foam roof can be renewed over and …

What’s the Best Way To Restore a Metal Roof?

Greg PalyaSpray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

Quick Answer: Installing a silicone roof coating system is the best way to restore a metal roof. If the roof isn’t eligible to be coated, a spray foam roof is your next best option.  So, you have a metal roof, perhaps it’s leaking, and you’re trying to figure out the best way to stop the leaking. Maybe you’ve done a repair …

spray foam is the best roof to install on a tight deadline

What’s the Best Commercial Roofing System To Install on a Tight Deadline?

Greg PalyaSpray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

A spray foam roof is the best roofing system to install on a tight deadline. Why? Because, in most cases, you can install it right over an existing roof, minimizing the timely tear-off.  You’ll notice that I mentioned “minimizing tear-off.” This doesn’t mean there won’t be any roofing materials torn off. There will be some tear-off in most cases (mainly …

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What Kind of Spray Foam Do Roofers Use?

Greg PalyaSpray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

The spray foam that commercial roofing contractors use is called 3-pound foam. This means that a cubic foot, 1ft x 1ft x 1ft weighs 3 pounds. This differs from the foam used for interior insulation, which is 2-pound or ½-pound foam. The main reason 3-pound foam is used for roofing is that it self-levels better (due to a slower reaction …

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The Best Roof for a Shopping Center

Greg PalyaSpray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

The best roof for a shopping center is a spray foam roofing system. There are several reasons: They have closed-cell insulation, which will not allow leaks They are easy to maintain with caulk or coating They can save on installation costs because the tear-off is minimized They can be recoated, which extends the warranty They are a fluid-applied system that …

best roof for a school

The Best Roof for a School

Greg PalyaSpray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

The best roof for a school lasts a long time, is energy-efficient, requires minimal maintenance, and doesn’t cost a lot. Another bonus is looking at lifetime costs. Since schools last a very long time, how much is this roof going to cost me over 20 years, 50 years, etc.? Sometimes going with the cheaper option today isn’t financially beneficial long-term. …