Monday, July 25, 2011

Benefits of Spray Foam Roof Systems

Spray foam roofing systems like those from Conklin provide many benefits to building owners. The two most prominent benefits are waterproofing/leak prevention and insulation value. Many additional benefits also exist such as superior compressive strength, lightweight, self-flashing, durable and long lasting.

Benefits of Spray Foam Roof Systems
  • Leak-free monolithic seal over your entire roof deck
  • Self-flashing
  • High insulation value
  • Rapid payback with energy savings
  • Strong adhesion and wind uplift resistance
  • Weather resistant
  • Lightweight and high strength
  • UL and FM approved systems

Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is applied as a liquid using plural-component spray equipment to fill cracks and crevices. It then expands approximately 30 times its original liquid volume to form a hard, closed cell monolithic roof surface. The Polyurethane Foam dries within seconds after applied to the roof surface. Its expansion results in a weather tight roofing membrane that is fully adhered to the substrate. Because of polyurethane's lightweight it adds little additional weight to the structure and is often used in remedial applications.

Polyurethane Foam has a history of more than 35 years as a maintainable roofing medium. Polyurethane Foam adds excellent insulation value to the structure and utility bills can reflect the difference.

Once the SPF has been applied to the proper thickness and finish specifications, a protective layer of elastomeric coating or gravel is applied. This protective layer produces a durable weather resistant surface and that can be walked on for normal maintenance.

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  2. Roofers in Miami are using this alot in the warehouse districts on old tar and gravel flat roofs. Buddy of mine's Dad had a foam rig and I helped on a few jobs. I learned two things : 1)It's a great system when you do it right.2)It can go terribly wrong if you skip a step. We cleaned the gravel off a little 2000' sq apt. building and later the old man came in and sprayed without priming it. After some heavy rain they got a complaint so my buddy and I had a look. The entire mass of foam had separated from the roof and was literally floating! My buddy, who sold the job, was not amused. What a mess.
    Roofer Mike

  3. My business is in need of a new roof and I am looking into all our options. I haven't ever heard of foam roofing. It seems like foam roofing can offer a lot of benefits from traditional roofing. Can it only be applied to flat roofs?

  4. I didn't even know this was an option. It looks really interesting. I can see how it would be a good option in different situations. From what the article said, it sounds like it has a similar chemical make-up to foam insulation. It's really cool that it dries so quickly.

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