Like the increasingly popular spray foam insulation, the use of Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) roofing is on the rise. If you wonder if this type of roof would be good for your building, the answer is probably yes. Here are some of the reasons why you need this type of roofing.
This roof is often cheaply and quickly installed because it is so easy to put down. This is because a liquid is sprayed onto your roof and allowed to expand. In other words, you aren’t going to have people on your roof for days, and your workflow isn’t going to be interrupted while the installers are there.
SPF roofing provides air, thermal, and moisture to a building, meaning it will be better insulated. Polyurethane is great at keeping the heat out during the summer and the cold out in the winter, meaning lower amounts of energy are needed to heat and cool the facility. Plus, it is covered with a silicone coating that is UV resistant, so sunlight doesn’t heat your upper story.
Once installed, this type of roof requires minimal maintenance. Basically, all that you need to do is have it inspected for problems twice per year. You may also need to get it inspected after any natural disasters that could have threatened your roof. With this minimal maintenance, you can expect it to last for 50 years.
Seamless and Waterproof
The primary source of roof leaks is seams and penetrations. Since SPF is applied in liquid form, it gets inside all of your cracks, seams, and penetrations. Additionally, roofers can spread the liquid while applying it to ensure the roof is level and that there are no low spots where water can puddle. All of this is enhanced because the polyurethane can expand with your underlying roof to prevent cracks and keep it seamless and waterproof.
Renewable and Sustainable
An SPF roof creates very little waste during its usable lifetime. The original roof stays in place, so there is no need for wasting all of the materials like you would in a traditional tear-out. Plus, this type of roof comes with many ratings, such as low ozone-depleting potential, low volatile organic compound emissions, no chlorofluorocarbons, and almost no global warming potential.
This type of roofing is on the rise due to its many benefits. Getting an SPF roof put on your building will ensure that you get all of the benefits discussed here. Therefore, if you are looking for any of these, you should consider going with this type of roof.