More Spray Foam Roofing Systems Info
- Eliminates Costly Roof Tear off
- Insulates - Contours To Any Shape
- Lightweight & Seamless
- Solar Reflective Coating
- Factory Backed Warranties
- Fast & Economical
- UL790 Class A Roof System
- Low Maintenance Roofing
Foam roofs are very durable and can handle foot and construction traffic as well as other roofs. They are still susceptible to damage from dropped tools but the damage is more easily seen and can most often be repaired with some simple polyurethane caulking.
If the coating for a roof is properly maintained, then a SPF roof can last a very long time. Every ten or fifteen years, depending on the type and amount of coating installed, the roof will need to be cleaned, primed, and recoated. If this is done,then the quality SPF roof could last 50 years or longer.
Sprayed polyurethane foam, although inert, must be protected from sunlight by a UV resistant elastomeric coating. It is odorless, resists attack by either mildew or fungi and had no nutritive value.
It has the ability to withstand a structures normal expansion and contraction without affecting the ability to keep the structure protected from the outside elements.
It can be used on both new and replacement roofs, whether flat, pitched, saw-toothed, domed or having unusual slopes or configurations. It is also ideal for the spray application to tanks, freezers, coolers, piping, duct work and various aerospace projects.
Foam roofing systems offer solutions to many common problems caused by other roofing systems. Seams, penetrations and parapet walls are the major source of leaks in most roof systems. Foam seamless self-flashing roof systems make these problems a thing of the past. This sprayed-in-place, durable foam conforms to and adheres to any shape.
Prevent Common Leaks
With a conventional roof system, rainwater often migrates under the roofing material. This lateral migration makes it very difficult to find and repair a leak. The foam roof system adheres completely to the substrate, preventing water penetration and the subsequent migration. In the unlikely event that a foam roof is penetrated through its entire thickness, water migration is limited to a small area, generally no larger than the penetration itself. In most cases, temporary repairs to a small hole can be made with caulk.
Eliminate Costly Tear-offs
Foam roof systems adhesion and light weight often allow the system to be applied over an existing roof. The easy application allows an existing roof to be replaced while normal business operations carry on in your building. This ability to go over the existing roof substrate can also reduce labor costs and landfill expense.
Energy Efficiency Saves Money
Foam roof systems reduce energy costs by improving thermal efficiency. An application may pay for itself through reduced energy bills within a few years. And, while payback analysis may end after a project has paid for itself, your foam roof system will continue to generate energy savings for as long as the roof system is maintained.
SPF adheres to just about everything so it can be installed over concrete, wood, steel, and most existing roof systems, which saves on the expense of roof removal and landfill fees. SPF mechanics can spray apply a tapered roof system with the foam which eliminates the need for costly tapered insulation systems. SPF must have a protective elastomeric coating installed over it because it is susceptible to UV damage. Elastomeric means the coating must be able to stretch with the foam and return it to its original shape. Coatings are spray applied and can be acrylic, silicone, butyl rubber and different urethanes. All have different physical characteristics and varying costs. Granules can be embedded into the topcoat for added protection against UV damage and to increase the system's fire resistance.
Ease of application
An experienced qualified polyurethane foam contractor can apply a sprayed polyurethane system in a relatively short period of time with little or no disruption of building operations.
Ease of maintenance
In-house maintenance personnel at minimal cost can make minor repairs or modifications to a polyurethane system. All that is needed is a hand caulking gun and a tube of caulking.
Polyurethane foam is made of billions of minute closed cells which resists penetration of water and vapors. However, an elastomeric coating suited for use in that particular environment must protect it.
The elastomeric coating system that protects the polyurethane foam can be rejuvenated by the reapplication of additional coatings after the initial coating system has weathered after many years of service.
Let S and J Contractors be the very first call you make when you need a spray foam roofing company. We have the experience and knowledge it takes to get the job done right the first time. You can trust S and J Contractors to provide you with excellent customer service, before, during, and after our work is done.