The Advantages of Spray Foam Roofing for Commercial Buildings
Spray foam roofs are engineered using polyurethane foam. SPF is a hybrid of isocyanate and polyol. These two substances are combined and sprayed onto a surface to create a spray foam roof. Spray foam can expand up to 60 times its initial volume upon contact. Once the expansion process is complete, the foam hardens and creates a solid membrane that protects the roof from air or water invasion, as well as a thermal barrier. Foam’s ability to expand allows it to fill in cracks or open spaces in the roofing system. Here's what you need to know when deciding if this option is best for your building.
Spray foam roofing is a favorite among commercial roofing contractors because it is easy to implement into any space within the structure. The sprayer can launch the foam into areas that are otherwise hard to reach. Both installation time and reduced labor keep costs low. Spray foam is also the most affordable type of roofing in the industry and property owners will find considerable savings when choosing this option.
The method that most contractors use to measure the energy efficiency of the roof or the walls of a building is called the R-Value. The R-value determines how deep wind or water can penetrate a surface. Materials are tested regularly for permeability. Spray foam regularly tops the list as having the highest R-Value rating of 5.3 – 8.0 per inch.
Once the foam hardens, it creates the perfect energy efficient environment. Regardless of how large or small the building is, no air or water can infiltrate the structure. This will allow your heating and cooling system to operate more efficiently and results in reduced energy bills each month and greater savings in repair and maintenance costs annually.
Once applied, spray foam will last (or outlast) the life of any building in which it’s installed and outperforms any other type of roofing material for longer periods. Foam roofing also requires fewer repairs and less maintenance through the years. When repairs are necessary, they are easy to perform and have minimal costs. One of the best features of spray foam is that there is no seam, which means no sections. You never have to worry about seams coming apart or sections separating from each other.
No Need to Tear Off the Old Roof
Spray foam roofing eliminates the need to tear the old roof from the building, which will save you in additional labor costs, equipment and common issues that happen with other types of roofing material. You’ll also never have to worry about waste removal costs.
If you have questions about spray foam roofing, contact the roofing experts at Guaranteed Services. Call us today and find out how we make people more comfortable and buildings more efficient.