If you are redoing your roof and are considering new roofing materials, one of the options that you need to consider is a spray foam roof. Here are four things that you need to understand and know about industrial foam roofing systems.
#1 Spray Foam Is A Liquid
When the spray foam is applied to your roof, it is actually in a liquid form. Two different types of liquids are applied to your roof. Once the liquids are applied, they expand and increase in volume, binding together to create the foam base of your roof.
Spray foam roofing is also a special type of foam that is different from the foam used in the insulation for your home or the foam used inside of your coach. The foam is created via two different liquids interacting and expanding together.
#2 Spray Foam Needs A Clean Surface
A spray foam roof cannot be applied to just any surface. You need to have the base or substrate of your roof in place. The foam roofing material is the top layer of your roof; it is not the only layer of your roof.
You need to make sure that your roof is clean as well. Spray foam material cannot be applied on top of surfaces where oil and other contaminants are present. This will interfere with the chemical reaction that occurs when the two liquids meet and turn into foam. If there are too many contaminants on the surface of your roof, the foam will not adhere correctly.
#3 Spray Foam Is Long-Lasting
Spray foam is a really long lasting roofing material. It is designed to work and protect your roof for decades. Foam roofs are not only affordable; they can last a really long time as well. If you take proper care of your spray foam roof, and occasionally re-coat your roof, it should last you for multiple decades. You may never need to put a new roof on your home for as long as you own it. Spray foam roofs often outlast shingle-style roofs.
#4 Spray Foam Roofs Reduce Energy Usage
Finally, spray foam roofs can help reduce energy use in a variety of different ways. To start with, it has a really high R-value, which means that it is rated high based on the level of insulation that it provides. Second, spray foam roofs create a continuous air barrier and helps keep air from getting into your home via your roof. Third, spray foam can reduce air currents inside of your attic and can help stabilize the temperatures inside of your attic. It can even lower the dew points and reduce the condensation that builds up inside of your attic. All of these feature contribute to more consistent temperatures within your home, which will effectively reduce your energy usage.