What Are The Benefits of a Spray Foam Roof?

February 22, 2021

You've likely already seen spray foam, of SPF, on a commercial roof. Maybe you've only heard of it and are wondering what the it's benefits are for commercial roofing.

There are many different commercial roofing solutions available today, such as TPO roofing, PVC roofing, Sprayfoam, and Commercial roof coatings,

just to name a few.

As a commercial roofing contractor we try to bring our clients the best possible solution for their specific roof situation.

In this post I'll highlight some of the key benefits of sprayfoam and talk about where it can be used.

Here are some of the benefits of an spray foam or spf roof that we will highlight in this post.

  1. Energy efficient roof
  2. Leak resistance
  3. Renewable roofing
  4. What is a foam roof

Energy Efficient Roofing

When you're looking for a commercial roof repair or restoration there are a few factors to consider. One important factor to many commercial building owners is energy efficiency.

While any of our white "cool roof" materials such as TPO and PVC, or a commercial roof coating, will help keep your building cooler in the summer—a white roof doesn't do much for lowering your winter heating bill.

This is where an SPF roof comes in. Our closed cell SPF foam roofing is applied as a two-part liquid which expands upon contact with the roof. This creates an impermeable layer of insulation on your commercial roof, blocking out not only water leaks, but also the cold air in winter.

Many building owners experience a significant decrease in heating costs after having a foam roof restoration installed on their commercial building. This can help to offset the cost of the roof restoration.

Can a Spray Foam Roof Leak?

While no roofing material is completely immune to leaks caused by damage to the roof, an SPF restoration provides an extra layer of protection against water intrusion. In the case that your top coat is damaged from foot traffic or rooftop installations, the closed-cell foam roofing will keep water from immediately leaking through and damaging your property.

Even so it is important to get the damage repaired as soon as possible. Fortunately, repairing a spray foam roof is usually simple to do. A quick re-application of the acrylic roof coating over the affected area is usually all that is needed.

If this is done fairly soon after the damage occurs, no further repairs are necessary.

How long does a foam roof last?

The short answer to that is, it varies. The lifespan of your SFP commercial roof restoration depends mostly on the quality of the protective roof coating applied to the top. A good acrylic roof coating will typically last 10-20 years before needing refreshed.

At Hertzler Commercial Roofing, we are proud to be a manufacturer certified installer for Conklin's industry-leading commercial roof coatings. This means that if we apply the coatings, Conklin will stand behind their materials with the full, non-prorated leak-free guarantee. Depending on the specific coating applied this warranty is good for up to 18 years.

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