Spray Foam Insulation and Roofing Products Company Offers Assistance in the Aftermath of Hurricane Ike
Lapolla Industries Offers Free Roof Inspections and Repair/Reroof Estimates
HOUSTON, TX — September 18, 2008 — LaPolla Industries, Inc. (LPAD.OB) (“LaPolla”) a leading Houston based manufacturer and supplier of roof coatings and energy efficient spray polyurethane foam insulation systems for commercial or industrial roofing, as well as wall, attic, and foundation applications has brought together their network of Approved Applicators to provide free roof inspections and repair or reroof estimates utilizing LaPolla’s spray polyurethane foam technology for all commercial or industrial building owners that experienced destruction from the hurricane force winds.
LaPolla has an extended network of licensed applicators that are committed to helping rebuild Houston from the destruction that Hurricane Ike caused on Saturday, September 18, 2008.
If you are a building owner, design professional, facility manager or maintenance superintendent and your roof is damaged from the hurricane, please contact LaPolla today to schedule a free roof inspection and estimate. Send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 888-4-LAPOLLA.
Recent wind-uplift tests performed by Underwriters Laboratories have shown that polyurethane foam actually enhances the wind-uplift resistance of the substrate. Because polyurethane foam are not likely to be “blown off” during periods of high winds or severe weather, structures with polyurethane foam roofs can be repaired and put back into service much faster than buildings with conventional roofing systems.
“One of the fundamental components of securing a commercial or industrial building after a high wind event, such as Hurricane Ike that ripped through Houston on Saturday, September 13, 2008, is an inspection of the roofing system,” stated Douglas J. Kramer, President and CEO of LaPolla Industries, Inc. “We were fortunate that our Houston manufacturing facility did not sustain any damage and that we remain fully operational. It is important that we help our neighbors secure their facilities and rebuild as quickly as possible to keep Houston’s economy moving forward. As a community, we need to ensure that each building provides a stable and safe environment for the millions of residents that populate the commercial and industrial buildings in the metropolitan area,” Mr. Kramer continued.
The LaPolla Approved Applicator network task force will be inspecting roofs, writing replacement, reroof and repair estimates, and providing technical expertise to insurance company claim representatives.
“We have the team and manpower available to respond to roof inspection requests, if not the same day, within 24 hours of contacting LaPolla,” Mr. Kramer concluded.
Wind uplift resistance is the primary cause of wind damage. A partial vacuum is formed by wind blowing over the edge of the roof. Nature tries to counteract the low-pressure area by bringing in air from a higher-pressure area, usually from inside the building. This air pushes up on the bottom side of the roof assembly, lifting and dropping the roof. Wind-uplift tests performed by third party agencies have proven that polyurethane foam significantly enhances the wind-uplift resistance. Because polyurethane foam roofs are more resistant to “blow off” during periods of high winds, structures with polyurethane foam roofs can be repaired and put back into service more rapidly than buildings with conventional roofing systems.
About LaPolla Industries, Inc.
LaPolla Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of spray polyurethane foam insulation and coatings targeting commercial/industrial and residential roofing and insulation applications in the building envelope construction industries.
Forward Looking Statements
Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of senior management and express LaPolla’s opinions about trends and factors which may impact future operating results. Any such forward-looking statements should be considered in context with the various disclosures made by LaPolla about its businesses including, without limitation, the risk factors described in its periodic reports filed with the SEC. LaPolla undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in LaPolla’s expectations. For further information regarding risks, uncertainties, and other factors associated with LaPolla’s business, please refer to LaPolla’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, which are available at www.lapollaindustries.com.
LaPolla Industries, Inc.
Contacts: Douglas J. Kramer, CEO
Michael T. Adams, CGO
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