SIGOURNEY, Iowa — The technology was created by Batelle Labs and the Ohio Soybean Council. The technology was researched and validated by the Ohio State University.
Instead of the traditional roof repairs, the Iowa Farm Bureau is now using a soybean technology.
The soybean technology is just a solution based coat that treats the top of the roofs.
The use of this new technology is supposed to be a cheaper, yet environmental friendly treatment to extend the life of a structure roof.
It also supports Iowa farming using soybeans.
The Iowa Farm Bureau extension in Sigourney has brought in Roof Maxx to treat its facility’s roof.
County President of the Farm Bureau Ryan Vogel told us why he decided to try this new technology.
“We know its soybean based which is a good thing for us you know the farm bureau and we’re all farmers and stuff so the more we can use our product to help ourselves the better. So, that’s what we were looking at. It was one of the deciding factors also the costs. So, we’re interested to see how it works. I know it’s a relatively new deal, but it looks pretty promising from what we been looking at, “said Vogel.
Vogel added that after Roof Maxx brought the idea to him, it only took a total of 24 hours to try the soybean technology instead of the traditional way.