April 7, 1999
Subject: Sprayfoam roofing at our campus
To Whom It May Concern:
Our campus is located on the North-East shore of Orchard Lake, about 5 miles from downtown Pontiac. The original quadrangle campus consisted of several old buildings some dating back to the late 1800’s and many of these had old hot-tar roofs, notorious for leaking, especially during the late-winter.
In 1974, we tried a relatively new roofing system, the “GE” SPrayfoam Roof. We hoped that not only would it keep the water out, but that it would add some insulation to the older buildings. We first used it on the Old Seminary building and then the boy’s prep school. The System performed just as we had hoped and, these roofs are still there and still functioning. Energy Shield renewed them for the first time about three years ago and indications are that these roofs will continue to function for another 25 years before consideration is given towards their next renewal. That’s good performance and excellent value as an investment in asset preservation. Furthermore, the ability to re-roof our buildings without a complete rear-off of the old roof (along with all of the disruption to activities), is a significant benefit.
Since those original installations, we have used Sprayfoam on four of our other buildings, with our most recent being just last year (1998) on the Village Post Office which the school owns and leases to the Postal Service.
We are pleased with the performance of Sprayfoam roofing, and with Energy Shield. They have provided good and dependable workmanship along with timely service towards addressing the roofing needs of our building.
Mr. Mike Loeffler, Business Manager