Over the years, spray foam roofing has proven its resilience in many of Mother Nature’s conditions. Research shows that applying spray foam to the roof can reduce energy costs, improve durability to the structure as a whole, and protect the building from unwanted situations, such as rotting.
Here are a few of the many benefits of spray foam roofing:
- Spray foam roofing has the highest R-Value of any frequently used roofing material. The higher the R-Value, the less heat or cool air will leak through, thus lowering overall energy costs.
- This type of roofing is self-flashing. This means it can form over many irregular shapes, creating a seamless barrier and keeping the building cool by filling in any gaps or leaky cracks in the roof. This can, in turn, reduce air leakage and heat transfer.
- Not only is this foam resistant to weather changes, but it also helps keep moisture out. Water can damage and rot your roof, but spray foam is very breathable and will not cause damage or rotting.
- Spray foam is renewable and able to be re-coated. Proper application of spray foam should not need to be re-coated for 10-20 years.
- Requiring less material and prepping, this can help reduce labor cost and business interference.
- Spray foam roofing is easy to maintain, and any minor repairs can be done easily through maintenance using a utility knife and caulk.
How is Spray Foam Roofing Applied?
Spray foam roofing is applied directly on top of the existing roof material, or it can be applied when you first install the roof.
While drying, it can expand up to 50 times larger than it was when initially applied. When the foam material is completely dry, it forms a sealed barrier across the entirety of the new or existing roof.
Depending on the amount of spray foam that is applied to the roof, as well as the type of foam, it can generally last for decades after the initial application.
What Is SPF Made of?
Spray polyurethane foam roofing, or SPF, is made up of two highly reactive chemicals and created directly on the job site. The chemicals are taken from two separate containers and sent through a heated high-pressure hose to a spray gun.
The polyurethane material within SPF is a versatile plastic material best used for challenging roofing problems. It can be molded into the most irregular shapes, enhancing and improving industrial and consumer products.
To learn more about spray foam roofing, give us a call today at (817) 581-4929.