Foam Roofing

Foam Roofing

Polyurethane foam has been used as a roofing material for almost 50 years. Made from a combination of isocyanat and polyol, the foam is mixed together in a sprayer and applied to the roof surface as a liquid. The foam then begins to bubble up and expand, reaching into and sealing all the cracks and crevices in the roof. The roofing installation team will then apply a durable outer layer (Elastomeric Coating) to protect the foam from the elements.

Foam roofing benefits:

  1. Energy Savings
    One of the biggest foam roofing benefits is the energy savings. Since the polyurethane material is a highly effective thermal insulator, it can drastically improve air conditioner efficiency in your home. A foam roof can cut your cooling costs by up to 30%. Add that up over the lifespan of your home, and you’re looking at major energy savings!
  2. Cost
    In terms of upfront costs, foam roofing can be more expensive than shingles, but may be on-par with tile roofing. However, because of the added energy-efficiency, foam roofs can pay for themselves in about 5 years or so.
  3. Repairs
    When you need roofing repair for a tile or shingle roof, you may be looking at a major expense. However, repairs are relatively easy to make to a foam roof: in most cases, a roofer will just need to add more foam to re-coat the foam underlayer. This can also help reduce your long-term costs.

The Benefits Of Foam Roofing

A home’s roof is one of its most vital structures. This covering is all that stands between the dwelling’s residents and potentially adverse conditions, such as, extreme temperatures and numerous untoward environmental elements, like wind, rain, snow and ice. Therefore, choosing the materials designed to comprise this exterior component could make the difference between a long lasting feature or one that is frequently in need of roof repair.

In recent times, foam has gained popularity as a suitable and durable roofing material. Our team of roofing contractors invites prospective customers to read this short blog discussing the importance of roof maintenance and the benefits of installing foam roofing.

Importance Of Roof Maintenance

Installing strong roofing materials is critical to the well being of a home and its residents for several reasons, including:

STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY

An old or failing roof can precipitate problems, like water leaks, which could weaken or damage interior structures, including ceilings and walls.

AESTHETIC QUALITY

A home with a visibly damaged roof decreases a home's aesthetic value, diminish its monetary value and could render selling it more challenging.

RESIDENTS HEALTH

Over time, water damage caused by roof leaks could foster the growth of potentially dangerous substances, such as, mildew and mold. Over time, these materials can yield a variety of health problems.

ENERGY COSTS

Damaged roofs often allow increased amounts of air to enter the home's interior. This occurrence may lead to elevated heating and air conditioning bills.

Foam Roofing Overview

Spray Polyurethane Foam, sometimes abbreviated as SPF, is a material made from various chemicals mixed together and is applied through a spraying apparatus. The chemicals are first funneled through highly pressurized, warmed hoses and mixed upon entering the spray device.

Benefits Of SPF Roofing

DURABILITY

Polyurethane is capable of withstanding numerous temperature and weather extremes. The product has been tested and can remain intact during conditions, such as, hurricane force winds, exceedingly high or low temperatures and during any number of severe weather events.

FIRE PREVENTION

SPF roofs are contain highly rated flame and smoke resistant properties. Therefore, said material is not likely to catch fire or may contain flames spreading from other locations.

SUPERIOR INSULATION

SPF products have been given some of the highest R-ratings of any roofing materials. R-ratings describe a product's effectiveness insulating the materials it covers. Homeowners with SPF roofs often witness discernible decreases in energy costs.

MOISTURE BARRIER

Every roof, regardless of the climate the home is exposed to, will experience varying degrees of moisture. SPF possesses an inane ability to guard against excessive moisture accumulation. Said attribute often limits damages and potentially expensive interior home and exterior roofing repairs.

LOW MAINTENANCE

Polyurethane products do not require extensive cleaning or maintenance. Typically, periodic broom sweepings are the only cleaning method a homeowner need employ.

INSTALLATION EASE

SPF roofs are easy to install. Therefore roofing contractors do not need to invest in significant manpower or labor time. The end result are lower costs for the homeowner.