Spray foam roofing can also help prevent standing water, a common problem with a traditional flat roof. To do this, your installer will develop areas of greater foam thickness while spraying so that water will more readily drain to gutters and other release areas. This process and the safety it provides against standing water accumulation help prevent catastrophic events like a roofing collapse.
In addition, seams and penetrations, which are the primary sources of leakage in roof structures, can be sealed to significantly reduce the likelihood of leaks through these openings. Where other types of roofing systems, need to be custom cut in order to be installed properly around a curb. Spray foam roof coatings are self-flashing and the liquid foam seals all types of openings like vents, pipes, skylights, and around HVAC equipment and penetrations. Since the SPF solution is applied as a liquid, the holes, lines, and cracks in the current roof and surface are filled.
The Department of Energy estimates that 56% of the energy used in your building can go towards heating and cooling, so utilizing an SPF roof can have a big impact on your monthly utility costs. This is especially true in large open commercial buildings.
The last action of the process is the application of a protective elastomeric overcoat. The overcoat is important to protecting and sealing the foam roofing from potential damage triggered by the sun’s UV rays, moisture, and/or fire.
Once the SPF is applied to a roof, it requires minimal preventive maintenance or repair. When properly maintained, your SPF roof can last as long as 50 years, or more. It should, however, be tested semi-annually. Of course, extra checks are recommended after any incident that may have caused damage to the system, like a hail event. In the case that a silicone coating is needed, the original materials will not be destroyed; the new coat will be added to the top of the current device.
So by using Quick Foam Insulation for your SPF roofing system, you’ll save money on energy costs, provide a more sound roof limiting or eliminating leakage issues, and these benefits are gained for decades into the future. Spray foam adheres to anything and can be installed on wood, steel, or concrete. Experience the benefits of waterproofed/water-resistant leak prevention, with this lightweight, durable, long-lasting option.