Spraying polyurethane foam directly on the roof’s nethermost layer has become a very popular method of roof insulation. Spray foam has been a popular roofing insulation method since its inception. It is a cost-effective, durable, and thermally barrier option.
Spray foam insulation on your roof can provide many benefits, as well as beautify your home. Learn more about spray foam insulation.
What is Foam Roofing?
Foam roofing is made from foam plastic, Spray polyurethane foam. SPF is a chemical mixture of polyol resin and isocyanate. The mixture of polyol and isocyanate is fed into a sprayer, where they are heated to a liquid and then pumped to the roof’s surfaces.
The foam expands to form a rigid and sturdy matter upon landing on the surface. SPF’s high density and trapped bubbles make it possible to spray foam insulation to protect the roof from heat and cold.
What are the Benefits of Foam Roofing?
Spray foam offers more than protection, unlike other roofs. Spray foam roofing is a great option for homeowners in Florida. Here are some of the benefits spray foam offers:
Lower Energy Bills
Spray foam installation can help reduce energy costs. The R-value of insulation material is its ability to resist heat flow. A higher R-value can mean stronger insulation that could help you reduce up to half of your home’s energy costs.
Polyurethane blocks thermal bypasses from your building. It keeps the room at the right temperature and blocks out atmospheric air. Spray polyurethane has the highest R-value among insulation materials at 6.25.
Spray foam roofing is easy to install and does not impact your daily activities. Spray foam roofing can be used to cover any type of roof: flat, pitched, or irregular. You don’t have to take your roof off when replacing it.
Spray foam insulation also has the advantage of being able to block water elements due to its closed-cell polyurethane cell. This is the only insulation that doesn’t soak water. It is ideal for areas of Florida where there are high levels of precipitation, such as during monsoon season.
Spray foam fills every crack and seam on your roof to prevent leaks.
Spray Foam Roofs are Renewable
Once your roof has been damaged, you can easily recoat it with polyurethane foam. It may take as long as twenty years to recoat your roof if you use the right amount of polyurethane and the type of polyurethane at installation.
In ten years, the coating can reduce its thickness from 20 to 30 miles down to 7 to 10 miles. Spray foam should never be allowed to become too thin because it can allow UV light penetration.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Pinellas County Commercial Roofing company! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.