Posted on: 6 February 2019
In the past, when a commercial building needed a new roof, a single-ply membrane of rubber was usually applied. However, spray polyurethane foam roofing is quickly becoming the more popular option. Here is a look at the benefits of this type of commercial flat roofing method.
Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing Is Easy To Apply
The existing roof is cleaned in preparation for the foam application. Organic debris, such as leaves, as well as any inorganic garbage is removed, and the surface is cleaned to ensure good product adherence. It doesn't matter what type of roof the current roof is. It can be traditional shingles, asphalt, rubber, metal, or wood. Once the roof has been cleaned and prepped, the roofing technicians simply spray a liquid over the existing roof. This liquid expands into a foam, filling all the nooks and crannies.
Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing Will Save On Your Heating And Cooling Expenses
Polyurethane foam roofing material will keep the solar energy of the sun from penetrating and causing your building to become too warm in the summer from absorbing the heat. In winter, when the warm air in your building rises, the protective nature of the spray polyurethane foam roofing will prevent the heat from escaping. This property will save energy and reduce your overall heating and cooling bills.
Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing Is Easy To Maintain
Other than having an inspection twice a year to ensure the surface is in intact, your spray polyurethane foam roofing will not require any upkeep. Routine inspections should be done before the start of winter and then again in the spring to check how it fared against the elements. An inspection should also be done after any many weather event, such as a tornado.
Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing Is The Green Choice
Traditional roofing substrates often need to be completely removed. This translates into a lot of building materials ending up in the landfill. A spray foam roof lasts a long time, and as the original roof is left in place, there is no need for an expensive tear off process. The foam is also made from environmentally friendly substances.
Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing Is Waterproof
When the liquid is applied, it expands into foam. Because it fills everything, it forms a watertight seal. You won't need to be concerned about leaks developing. And just like other flat roofs, the foam will be slightly graded to prevent water from pooling and sitting on top of the roof.
Contact an industrial roofing service for more help.Share