Lapolla Industries Introduces FOAM-LOK™ 2800-4G Spray Polyurethane Foam for Roofing Applications
Lapolla Industries, Inc. announced the launch of FOAM-LOK™ 2800-4G Spray Polyurethane Foam for Roofing. The fourth-generation spray polyurethane foam represents the company’s next stand-out product innovation pushing the industry forward in environmental stewardship with the elimination of ozone depletion potential (ODP) and the reduction of global warming potential (GWP).
"FOAM-LOK™ 2800-4G Spray Foam for Roofing is a result of Lapolla’s continued commitment to improve its product line with advancements aimed at protecting the climate and environment and achieving the highest measures of energy efficiency performance," said Doug Kramer, President and CEO of Lapolla Industries.
FOAM-LOK™ 2800-4G Spray Foam Roofing is a rigid, closed-cell spray polyurethane foam that may be applied over most new or retrofit roofing substrates. A sustainable roofing material, FOAM-LOK™ offers a wide range of commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential applications. As the name implies, FOAM-LOK™ locks every portion of the roof into place, creating a monolithic membrane and eliminating the need for mechanical fasteners.
FOAM-LOK™ 2800-4G is notable for its superb ability to seal the envelope and prevent heat transfer through the roof deck. This seal minimizes the escape of conditioned air and dramatically reduces the structure’s energy consumption for heating and cooling, in turn significantly reducing energy costs over the life of the roof. The low maintenance material also resists wind uplift and acts as a waterproofing solution, protecting the structure underneath from water intrusion and the significant damage, which may accompany either.
"The FOAM-LOK™ roofing spray foam system’s waterproofing, weather proofing and wind uplift resistance makes it an ideal solution for resilient construction," said Kramer.
The introduction of FOAM-LOK™ for roofing applications follows Lapolla’s 2015 debut of FOAM-LOK™ 2000-4G Spray Foam Insulation – a product recognized as the first SPF insulation product in the global marketplace to, like its sister roofing spray foam system, eliminate ozone depletion potential (ODP) and reduce global warming potential (GWP) – two environmentally detrimental attributes of all previous generation spray polyurethane foam systems. Both products reduce ozone depletion potential by 100 percent, offering an ODP value of zero, representing no ozone depletion whatsoever. Additionally, both products reduce GWP, a measure of how much heat a substance can trap in the atmosphere, down to a value of <1, representing significant reduction in CO2 and improved air quality with widespread adoption.
These new sustainability advancements achieved with Lapolla’s FOAM-LOK™ systems for roofing and insulation were made possible with technological innovation in product chemistry. In addition to the significant environmental benefits resulting, the innovation also provides additional product yield, resulting in lower installation cost and greater ROI and savings to the consumer.
"The commercialization of Lapolla’s next generation FOAM-LOK™ 2800-4G now completes Lapolla’s ability to address the entire building envelope with best-in-class spray polyurethane foam systems for both roofing and insulation," said Kramer. "Not only do our next generation products protect the environment, but they continue to provide the incredible energy efficiency benefits that spray foam has always been known for."
A structure insulated with FOAM-LOK™ 2000-4G Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation and FOAM-LOK™ 2800-4G Spray Foam for Roofing is able to achieve a meaningful reduction in the energy load required for heating and cooling, providing as much as 45% percent energy cost savings over the life of the structure.
"Lapolla’s entire product line, whether spray foam, reflective coatings, or equipment, is aimed at conserving energy within the built environment while maintaining the highest level of comfort for all inhabitants," added Kramer. "FOAM-LOK™ 2800-4G Spray Foam for Roofing is our latest product innovation that meets both goals."