If you have a commercial property with flat or low slope roofing, you probably heard about spray polyurethane foam or SPF as an excellent choice of roof material.
It is becoming more popular among the environmentally conscious consumers.
We have compiled in this blog the basic things you may want to know if you are considering spray foam roofing for your property.
- SPF roofing is energy efficient.
Before it was used for roofing applications, SPF was utilized in refrigeration and industrial insulation projects back in the 1960s.
The polyurethane foam keeps the heat out in the warm season and in during the winter. The SPF is coated with silicone which resists ultraviolet light, reducing heat absorption.
SPF roofing therefore can provide good insulation for your building and can significantly cut down energy costs.
- Its lifespan can extend longer than the usual.
When properly maintained, SPF roofing can last for a really long time. Unlike what most people may think, it actually requires minimal upkeep.
These roofing systems must only be semi-annually checked. When it needs recoating, you don’t have to remove the existing layer of materials. You will only have to apply the additional layer of coating on top of the old roofing.
- SPF provides a seamless and waterproof roofing system.
Because it is initially applied in liquid form, the entire surface, including the holes and cracks, is completely covered. This lowers or even eliminates the chance of leaking.
- It can not be applied in harsh weather conditions.
Although the installation may not interrupt operations in a building, you should note that SPF cannot be sprayed during winter and rainy seasons because of the ice and moisture.
- SPF roofing systems are environmentally friendly.
Through its lifetime, SPF roofs produce minimal wastes. The materials used in SPF roofing systems are eco-friendly too. SPF doesn’t contribute to ozone depletion and is free from CFCs.