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Ford

In 1990 Ford Motor Company elected to re-roof their Sheldon Road plant and administration building in Plymouth, Michigan.  Energy Shield was selected to be the contractor by competitive bidding. The scope of the work involved installing a new sprayfoam roof to approximately 900,000 square feet of roof area at a total cost in excess of $2,000,000. Additional building insulation work was done in 1991 and 1992 by applying sprayfoam to selected wall areas.

The polyurethane spray foam roof system can often be applied directly to old BUR systems and in most cases suh as Ford's, a total tearoff of the BUR and can be eliminated with a moisture study of the roof so as to remove only the wet areas. Thus the substantial costs of total roof tear-off and disposal can be eliminated. Another benefit of the spray foam system was the significant reduction in energy consumption. At the Sheldon Road Plant, a decrease in energy bills from $876,000 annually to about $412,000.  A tremendous savings of $464,000 per year

Prior to the application of the sprayfoam roofing system the plant had a 25 year old "BUR Roof System" and they were spending approximately $80,000 annually doing small repairs to the existing roof. In addition, the areas above the aluminum radiator furnaces were experiencing extreme cold and hot spots which was causing as much as 6" to 8" of movement of the roofing materials in different directions and this caused many leaks.

U of Texas A&M

The main campus at Texas A&M boasts over 7 million square-feet of spray-applied polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing – almost no other system has been installed for the past 30 years. Why? Proven sustainability and energy efficiency.

In 1974, dissatisfied with the performance of their traditional tar and gravel built-up roofing (BUR) systems, the Physical Plant Department at Texas A&M began looking for alternatives. The BURs were leaking constantly after an average of five years of service, and isolating the sources of the leaks was next to impossible. The university selected SPF because it is seamless, monolithic and fully adhered. And because it is lightweight, a complete tear-off of the existing BUR could be avoided.
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