Top 6 Interesting Facts About Spray Foam Roofing and Why you should use it for your next Roof!
Foam roofing offers a fast way to increase the insulating ability of the roof deck. The high R-value means that spaces such as attics or bedrooms can have more ceiling height by not requiring additional insulation in the trusses or rafters to condition the space. The conditioned space also reduces the amount of drafts from hot and cold spots. The foam stays in place, and the R-value will not change over the years.
Foam roofing offers amazing energy efficiency. One study at Texas A&M University looked at 27 buildings and found that the savings in energy costs over 4.5 years would pay for the cost of the roof installation. Another study by the Oakridge National Laboratories documented cooling and heating energy costs that were reduced by 50%.
Foam roofing requires infrequent maintenance checks, and repairs are minimal in most cases. Depending on the foam roofing material and roof surroundings (trees, vegetation & debris) a roof inspection may not be necessary for 5 years. The protective coating may need to be reapplied periodically depending on wear. Should the foam roof become damaged — perhaps from storm debris — immediate repair is recommended to avoid leaks and other problems that may compromise the building envelope.
Foam roofing is applied in liquid form so it can be an excellent choice for low-slope roofs with nooks that may be difficult to cover with conventional roofing materials. The material is very light weight which makes it a good selection for older buildings and some foam roofing products can withstand winds up to 300 mph – an asset in areas that may be subjected to strong storms. However, not all commercial buildings are good candidates for the material as it can be damaged by foot traffic and birds or small animals.
Spray foam roofing is an air barrier. Effective air barriers are now an integral part of building codes and standards, and they can increase the efficiency of mechanical systems, which could allow for additional savings in reduced HVAC requirements.
Spray foam roofing is a good investment because the insulation it provides, combined with protection from air and water infiltration, results in significant energy savings. The insulation value that spray foam roofs provide is so great that many commercial buildings use SPF when constructing green projects. Some other benefits include a long lifespan, mold resistance and self-flashing. Also, since SPF is applied over existing roofs, spray roofing saves on costs of roof removal and the need for separate insulation systems.
If you want to learn more about foam roofing for your commercial business, home, warehouse, or industrial building call us at 480-835-5404 we have installed foam roofing company buildings like Costco as well. We also sell spray foam roofing guns to other roofing companies if you want to learn more about that call us as well.