Understanding the Benefits of a Foam Roof for Your Home

Posted on: 18 September 2017

The roof of your home works to protect your family and material possessions from extreme weather situations. There are various options to choose from when you are determining the type of roofing materials to use for your home. One option would be to use industrial foam roofing systems and materials, which consist of polyurethane foam and elastomeric coating. The polyurethane material is equipped with high-density insulation and the elastomeric coating has a water-resistant membrane. The information below provides some tips on the benefits of installing a foam roof for your home.

Energy Consumption

There are aluminum particles embedded in the foam roof materials that work to reflect UV rays from the surface of your roof. This means that your home is better equipped to stay warm during the winter and cool during the summer. The result of this is that your overall energy consumption is lowered, which will cause you to have lower utility bills.

Waterproof Elements

Most roof materials are considered waterproof and allow water and snow to flow off the surface into the drainage system. However, foam roof materials have additional waterproofing qualities. The polyurethane and elastomeric materials prevent excess rain or snow during extreme weather conditions from creating pockets of water on the roof. This is because the foam works as an insulator and can soak up the excess water that could pool on top of your roof.

Added Insulation

The insulated material also works as a soundproof barrier limiting the amount of noise that you hear pelting on the roof during horrific rain situations caused by hail storms. The foam roof material is applied to your roof as a liquid form, before it solidifies and forms into one monolithic membrane. It is designed to cover the entire roof, eliminating exposed seams or joints that could cause water to leak into your home from the ceiling.

Insulation Flexibility

Foam insulation for roof systems can be used to repair the current roof or as an entirely new roof. Because it's added during the liquid state, the foam is able to spread across most areas. This means that foam insulated roofing systems can be used on various types homes, including pitched, flat, concrete and metal roofs. In addition, because it can be placed on top of the current roof, it prevents you from having to increase your budget to have the entire roof removed and replaced.

If you are uncertain about the type of roof needed for your home, consider consulting with a roofing contractor.

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The Importance Of Roof Repair

One day last month while it was raining outside, my wife and I noticed that water was dripping inside the house. We placed a bucket under the drip so the water wouldn't ruin the floor. The next day, I called a roofing company and a contractor came to the house and inspected our roof. The contractor discovered that several shingles were missing from our roof and that's what caused the leak. The day after the roof inspection, the roofers came to our home and replaced the missing shingles. That night it rained again and my wife and I were glad that the roof leak was fixed. My name is Timothy Warren and I'm writing this blog to inform others about roof leaks and the importance of roof repair. I hope that by reading this blog, you can avoid costly damage to your home because of a leaky roof.

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