Keezell Building Article in Walls & Ceilings Magazine

Restoring a Historic Landmark with High-Performance Materials

The five-story brick and glass structure at 122 S. Main St. in Harrisonburg, Virginia, has more than just an address. It has a name and history steeped in tradition. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Keezell Building sits in the city’s downtown area, and is a proud example of classic revival-style architecture. Just after being built, it housed the Daily News Record offices, printing presses, and was named after the paper inhabiting it, being touted as one of the finest and most modern newspaper buildings in Virginia.

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NEW Tax Benefit for Commercial Roofs

NEW Tax Benefit for Commercial Roofs!

The Men Behind the Empire

Big things are happening in the spray foam industry. If you haven’t heard about Icynene and Lapolla banding together, then you’re surely not up to speed on current events! Not to worry though, here’s the 411 you need to know. With the industry arguably reaching a tipping point for mainstream use and acceptance by consumers and builders in the residential and commercial sectors while continuing to strengthen globally, the level of opportunity has increased across the board, which lead to these two long-standing, major manufacturing players to join forces under one umbrella: Icynene-Lapolla.

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2018: A Pivotal Point in Growth for Spray Foam Roofing

When people think of spray polyurethane foam (SPF), envelope insulation often comes to mind first, as awareness of the energy efficiency benefits of the material have surged in recent years and accelerated insulation applications in tandem. However, spray foam was first proven as a viable, high performance material for roofing retrofits and this is where the product initially built its reputation for durability and energy performance…….

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Roofing Contractor’s State of the Industry Report and Survey 2018

For the past decade, Roofing Contractor has gauged the status of the North American roofing industry by turning to you, our readers, to help identify the issues and trends impacting the overall business climate that drives some contractors to succeed in both residential and commercial sectors…….

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Foam-Lok 400 featured in Professional Builder

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Foam-Lok 400 Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation from Lapolla Industries provides ultra-high yield and enhanced energy efficiency in attics, cavity walls, and other crucial areas around the home. To maintain comfort and temperature (and reduce noise and moisture), the spray-applied material seals the structure for a continuous air barrier, which reduces heat transfer. Foam-Lok 400 adheres to framing members and substrates and can be used to fill stud wall construction, all in a single application. It meets building code requirements for use with no additional ignition barrier required.

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Our Zinke Dairy Project Published InMetal Architecture Magazine

Our project with Zinke Dairy has been published in Metal Architecture magazine:

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FOAM-LOK 400 Featured in Commercial Architecture Magazine

FOAM-LOK 400 has been featured in the September issue of Commercial Architecture magazine:


Spray Foam is the Only Flood-Resistant Insulation per FEMA List

Spray polyurethane foam is the ONLY insulation considered flood-resistant according to FEMA. FEMA recommends building and rebuilding with flood resistant materials in order to reduce risk to the building’s structure and make cleanup easier and less expensive.

What does “Flood Resistant” Mean?

According to this FEMA document called “Build with Flood Damage Resistant Materials”, Building materials are considered flood resistant if they can withstand direct contact with flood waters for at least 72 hours without being significantly damaged. “Significant damage” means any damage that requires more than low cost, cosmetic repair (such as painting).

Anyone who has had to have “the pink stuff” or other insulation pulled from their home after a flood knows the value of this.

FEMA’s List of Flood Resistant Materials

Here are two great reference documents supplied by FEMA as guidance for homeowners, contractors, and property owners.

“Flood Damage-Resistant Materials Requirements”: A thorough list of building materials including numbered ratings (1 is lowest, 5 is highest) identifying materials as either “Acceptable” or “Unacceptable”. Spray foam is the only insulation material that has a rating of 5 and is considered an acceptable flood resistant building material. See page 10 of the document for the insulation ratings.

“Build with Flood Damage Resistant Materials”: This is a short and easily digestible version of the flood resistant building materials list. It also includes helpful tips and advice from FEMA.

Have Questions? Call or Contact Us Online

Call us at 888-4-Lapolla (888-452-7655) or contact us online to ask about spray foam insulation for your home or business.


Lapolla Helps Cows Keep Their Cool: Arizona’s New State-of-the-Art Dairy Chooses FL 2000-4G

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Many dairies in the western United States provide carport like, outdoor shade structures for their animals. While somewhat beneficial, the resulting shade still leaves the animals largely outdoors and subjected to the negative effects of high heat. Chris and Craig Zinke, two dairy men in Arizona, wanted their new facility to provide a better solution to the challenges of their region.

They engaged Greg Beath of Lines to Design LLC, a full-time dairy architect based in Colorado, to design the 740,000-square-foot facility. “I designed a low profile, cross ventilated structure that pulls fresh air in on one side and exhausts stale air out of the other side,” says Beath. “High-pressure fogging systems immediately cool the fresh air coming in, keeping the cows comfortable.”

PRIME Metal Buildings provided the large-scale pre-engineered metal building, which encloses 17 acres within three interconnected structures. The Zinkes and Beath selected Lapolla Industries’ high-performance Foam-Lok 4G closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation for the structure and Tri-County Insulation dba Boss Insulation completed the insulation installation.