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