If it's time to replace the roof on your commercial building, there are many options available on the market. With most commercial buildings, the roof is generally flat but still has to accompany ventilation systems and other architectural design elements that may protrude from the top. One solution is a foam roofing system. This allows for a durable finish that can easily be installed by a professional contracting company. Because of the longevity of a foam roof, foam roof repair is minimal. Here are some advantages to installing a new foam roof.
A huge advantage that a foam roof has over other commercial roofing types is that there are no seams along the edges. This is a real advantage because it prevents water from seeping in and damaging the building's substructure. Foam roofing is also referred to as sprayed polyurethane foam or SPF. It is applied as a liquid. From there it creates a monolithic membrane that provides a protective, durable, waterproof shell that can be applied around irregular roof edges and architectural elements to create an airtight fit.
A foam roof is one of the few roofing options that is completely waterproof. While the purpose of a roof is to keep the water off the building's substructure, most traditional roofs are not entirely waterproof. Professional roofing installers will be able to see the exact pitch of the roof as well as low-lying dips where water could potentially puddle. During the installation process, more SPF is applied in to ensure that water will drain properly—away from the structure.
Easily Used With Other Roof Types
If you want to install an SPF roof on a portion of your structure alongside another roof type, you can still get a seamless roofline. SPF insulation is a great choice for sections of flat roofs or areas with a lot of dimensional differences from roof peak areas. This allows the foam to seal off any gap between the roofs and prevent water from leaking in.
Foam roofing material is a sustainable choice. This means that it has minimal waste and a long lifespan. It has an R-value of 7.14 per 1 inch of thickness—providing a strong thermal blanket over the surface that helps to promote energy efficiency. Because of its longevity and insulating factors it's an eco-friendly choice that will pay for itself quickly. Unlike traditional asphalt roofs, an SPF roof doesn't have to be replaced every 15 years. It provides a barrier that reflects heat from the building in the summer and isolates heat inside during the winter months.
A foam roof is designed to last for many years. If you do need your existing foam roof repaired, contact a roofing professional specializing in SPF, like Urethane Foam Consulting & Services, to assess the problem and fix the roof right away.Share