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Abril Roofing, Inc.

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Abril Roofing, Inc.

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Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 321 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i

Jonathan E.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

1 of 321

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

We live in an Eichler home and they are the experts in foam, so I wouldn't use anyone else.

They were communicative and got the job done on time.

Peter A.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

2 of 321

Quality 9
9 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Their professionalism

Janet W.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

3 of 321

Quality 9
9 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were very courteous, and it was generally a good experience.

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Abril Roofing, Inc. is a family-owned and operated roofing contractor that serves residential and commercial clients throughout the Bay Area. The company’s main focus is installing polyurethane foam roofing, but it also handles skylight installations and drainage system upgrades.

The Abril family established Abril Roofing in 2003. The company’s owners—Richard Abril Jr. and David Kumar—have more than 40 years of combined industry experience, and its team of Master Foam Technicians has applied thousands of foam roofs throughout the Bay Area. Mr. Kumar, a Master Foam Technician himself, personally manages each project from start to finish.

Abril Roofing uses high-density polyurethane foam that contains nontoxic catalysts and environmentally-friendly additives. Mr. Abril Jr. says foam roofing is one of the most efficient roofing and insulating systems available. “It improves draining problems, reduces maintenance expenses with its unparalleled durability and uses its superior insulating properties to lower energy costs.” To keep customers’ roofs performing for a lifetime, the company offers maintenance programs that include semiannual inspections and cleanings.

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Service AREA

the Bay Area

SERVICES PERFORMED

Flat Roof & Energy Specialist
Foam Roof Restoration & Recoat
Sales, Installation & Maintenance
Seamless Foam Roofing
Skylight Installation
Free Estimates
Eichler Home Specialist

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Abril Roofing’s technicians install a polyurethane foam roof.

Company Profile

Abril Roofing, Inc. is a family-owned and operated roofing contractor that serves residential and commercial clients throughout the Bay Area. The company’s main focus is installing polyurethane foam roofing, but it also handles skylight installations and drainage system upgrades.

The Abril family established Abril Roofing in 2003. The company’s owners—Richard Abril Jr. and David Kumar—have more than 40 years of combined industry experience, and its team of Master Foam Technicians has applied thousands of foam roofs throughout the Bay Area. Mr. Kumar, a Master Foam Technician himself, personally manages each project from start to finish.

Abril Roofing uses high-density polyurethane foam that contains nontoxic catalysts and environmentally-friendly additives. Mr. Abril Jr. says foam roofing is one of the most efficient roofing and insulating systems available. “It improves draining problems, reduces maintenance expenses with its unparalleled durability and uses its superior insulating properties to lower energy costs.” To keep customers’ roofs performing for a lifetime, the company offers maintenance programs that include semiannual inspections and cleanings.

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Company Philosophy

“We take pride in professionally managing our customers’ roofing projects. We’re dedicated to Eichler home preservation, fine craftsmanship, efficiency, superior business practices and hard work. As a result of our commitment to excellence, we’re able to provide outstanding customer satisfaction.”

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Comparative Summary

Abril Roofing, Inc. is a family-owned roofing contractor that specializes in installing polyurethane foam roofing for residential and commercial clients throughout the Bay Area. According to co-owner Rick Abril, Jr., the firm’s precise focus and familial organization leads to an emphasis on quality. “Foam roofing is our specialty, but we bring a high level of expertise to many aspects of roofing,” he explains. “And because we’re a family business, every job is important to us.”

Foam roofing is designed for flat or low-sloping roofs that are commonly found on commercial buildings, although some styles of residential homes, such as Eichler homes, have them as well. The roofing material is comprised of a layer of polyurethane foam topped with an acrylic surface. Since flat-roofed buildings usually don’t have attics, the foam provides insulation that can significantly reduce energy bills–reducing indoor temperatures by 10 to 15 degrees in summer and saving up to 30 percent on heating bills in winter. Also, when applied, the foam can be given a slight slope to improve drainage and prevent water from pooling.

Abril Roofing provides a 15-year, transferrable warranty on its roofs and also offers annual maintenance agreements, which include semiannual inspections to clean customers’ roofs and ensure they’re draining properly.

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Industry Info

When installing polyurethane foam roofing, be aware of the quality of its coating. “Foams are pretty standard, but coatings range significantly in terms of quality and durability,” says Rick Abril, Jr., co-owner of Abril Roofing, Inc. “It’s important to ensure your contractor is using high-quality materials.” Coating prices range from $5 to $20 per gallon, and differences in estimated prices are often the result of the coating itself. Determining the best kind can be complex, so it’s best to simply ask your contractor what they use and why.

When you’re selecting a contractor to handle your foam roofing project, Mr. Abril says experience should be the most important factor. “Foam roofing installation carries a significant learning curve. You want someone who’s been in the industry for at least five years.” According to Mr. Abril, actually applying the foam requires the most expertise. “Almost any good worker can do the prep or wrap-up stages. The applicator makes the biggest difference between a good roof and a poor one.”

Mr. Abril recommends obtaining multiple bids for foam roofing projects. “Customers should talk to at least three reputable foam roofers and compare their differences. Some customers get two bids for traditional materials and one for foam, but that can be a mistake.” If you’re considering foam roofing, Mr. Abril says it’s a good idea to get multiple bids for the foam alone.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How is foam roofing applied?

A: We apply it in three stages, with a different crew for each stage. Each crew is supervised by a single, dedicated foreman who ensures efficiency and understands the particular needs of different buildings. The first stage is preparation, during which our five-person team cleans and preps the roof. They’re followed by the installation crew, who spray the foam, and the wrap-up crew, who finish the job.

Q: Can I walk on a foam roof?

A: Yes. It’s not soft or spongy. We use high-density foam that’s very firm, strong and durable.

Q: Is foam roofing difficult to install?

A: Yes. It’s probably the most difficult roofing material to apply. The foam must be manufactured onsite by complex equipment. There’s a large learning curve; it requires highly specialized skills, which is why we use separate crews for each of the three stages.

Q: How long does a foam roof take to install?

A: Most residential roofs take three days to install.

Q: Does the weather affect the installation?

A: Yes. Weather is the most problematic factor in meeting installation schedules. We need warm, sunny days with low winds to spray the foam properly

Q: Is foam roofing installation messy?

A: All roofing is messy, and foam roofing is no different. But cleanup is in our contract—we clean at the end of every day and thoroughly at the end of the job.

Q: Do I need a permit for foam roofing?

A: Yes, but we’ll pull the permit for you.

Q: What’s an Eichler home?

A: Joseph Eichler was a pioneering housing developer in the 1950s. He constructed homes that were modern, elegant and moderately priced. Eichler homes have flat roofs that are ideal for foam roofing. There are more than 14,000 Eichler homes in the Bay Area.

Q: Do I have to worry about birds, insects or any other maintenance problems on my roof?

A: No. Insects and birds won’t damage or crack a roof. The only maintenance issue is the acrylic surface, which will flake away over time, just like paint. Acrylic needs to be reapplied every 15 years, but it’s similar to painting a roof.

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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION i
Customer LOYALTY i
Helpful Expertise i

Each surveyed customer was asked, “If you needed any helpful expertise, did this company provide that expertise?” To calculate this score, total “Yes” responses were divided by total responses (excluding those that stated they hadn’t needed any expertise).

Company Credentials i
  • Workers Compensation
  • Liability Insurance
  • License Verification
  • Business Practices
  • Current Complaint File
  • Legal & Finance
Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 321 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i

Jonathan E.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

1 of 321

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

We live in an Eichler home and they are the experts in foam, so I wouldn't use anyone else.

They were communicative and got the job done on time.

Tammy B.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

2 of 321

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I have already recommended them four times.

The value, the environmental benefits, and it helps with the power bill, a double win. They were also professional.

Tanya G.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

3 of 321

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

These guys did a great job at a reasonable price. They did what they said they were going to do with no hassle.

They coordinated the project with another contractor with my solar, so it was seamless. I didn't have to do anything.

Elroy M.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

4 of 321

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I have recommend them many times to my neighbors.

I have two houses with Abril roofs on them, and their topcoat lasts a long time. The heat insulation is good, the gutters are custom made and they just do a neat job. I'm one of the first people with a foam roof here in Terra Linda. It was first done with a very new company and the coating washed away. Then, when Abril Roofing was available, they did my roof and my rental property next door.

Tim H.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

5 of 321

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were reliable, did an excellent job and the price was reasonable. I checked other places and their prices were comparable.

Quality and reliability

Joan F.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

6 of 321

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I was satisfied with them.

They got the job done and were clean and helpful.

William R.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

7 of 321

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are really thorough and communicative. I was really impressed.

The quality of their work and communication

Chuck T.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

8 of 321

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

The job was done as expected, on time, and so far, it's a great roof.

They did a great job and I have already recommended them. I would use them again.

Betty N.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

9 of 321

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would say their services are excellent for flat roofs and the insulation is superb.

They are great. I have used them twice.

Ken V.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

10 of 321

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I've already told people they are very good.

The overall quality and responsiveness

Karen K.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

11 of 321

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Good customer service, friendly, responsive, and they answered all of my questions. They also cleaned up well which is important with roofing.

Reliable

Jay S.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

12 of 321

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

The personnel are amazing. The young man that gave us a quote was nice, confident and professional.

The staff

David H.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

13 of 321

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are a good company.

Overall, they do a good job.

Dennis L.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

14 of 321

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were quick and it was straightforward.

They were always available and very nice. They got it done quickly.

Andy F.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

15 of 321

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I'm very satisfied with them. I have used them 2 or 3 times and have referred them to other people.

They are good people, polite, they work hard and their job is well done.

Tina B.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

16 of 321

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I really like it. They are really good. Me, my daughter, my sister, and my neighbors all have had our roofs done by them.

Everything is perfect.

S. C.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

17 of 321

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Quick work and responsive

The application and timeliness

Connie P.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

18 of 321

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They do a high quality job and they know what they are doing.

They have a lot of expertise with our particular architecture.

David I.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

19 of 321

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They did an excellent job. I was very satisfied and they were professional.

They did what they said they were going to do and they did it promptly and safely.

Jim J.

VERIFIED Abril Roofing, Inc. CUSTOMER

20 of 321

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

It was fast and they fit me into their schedule. It was less expensive than other bids and they did a top-notch job.

They were within a quarter mile of my jobsite. They were friendly, professional, and fair.

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