Build Better with Poly Pro

Builders and remodelers need to stay informed about the products available to improve the energy efficiency in homes and buildings. Consumers want energy efficient homes and are increasingly concerned with protecting the environment.

Green Incentives

Congressional policies and recent legislation provide building owners with incentives that can help make new construction and renovations even more cost effective. For instance, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 includes a provision for energy efficient commercial buildings that reduce energy costs by 50 percent over the established standards in ASHRAE 90.1-2001. Building owners are eligible to receive a tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot and partial deductions are also available. PolyPro products can help to achieve these energy savings.

Energy Star

For certification under the NAHB program, homes must meet energy efficiency levels that are equivalent to “Energy Star” ratings. Three quarters of a million homes have received the Energy Star Rating since the year 2000, which indicates that they are at least 15 percent more efficient than required by current energy codes. The energy saving benefits of SPF are evident and the customer’s motivation to buy an energy efficient home are also clear. As a result, builders are motivated to build and sell more green homes and buildings.


SPF is an incredibly versatile material and in addition to all the uses and benefits described thus far, it has been used over the last 30 years as a durable, efficient, environmentally sound and cost effective commercial roofing solution. SPF roofs consist of a sprayed polyurethane foam membrane, coated with an elastomeric coating to protect the foam from UV degradation and water leakage. The roof is highly energy efficient, seamless and lightweight and is FM & UL certified. SPF roofs are virtually leak free and the subsequent lack of maintenance costs makes this a highly superior roofing option for commercial applications. SPF roofs provide a reduced “heat island” effect as it is classified as a “cool construction material”. It reduces energy consumption by reducing peak load requirements and by reflecting the sun’s energy away before it is converted into heat. In a recent study conducted by Texas A&M University, the cost of an SPF roof system can be recovered in just 4.5 years by way of the energy savings.