Over the past few decades, roofing solutions have significantly expanded to offer manufactured roofing options as an alternative to more expensive, natural solutions. Our expert roofing team can develop a perfectly mixed solution for your roof to provide the ultimate protection from extreme weather, water, and punctures and tears. When you are considering the installation of a foam roof in Fort Worth, TX, or you need foam roof maintenance, call our professional roofing team at (682) 730-8430 to schedule your consultation.
What is a Spray Foam Roof?
Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing is a mixture of isocyanate and polyol that is composed on-site to deliver the perfect ratio of materials. The polyurethane spray hardens in a matter of seconds and expands to completely fill and seal your roof, leaving no seams or flashing edges that can leak. SPR roofs are applied through two hoses that simultaneously blow material onto your roof, perfectly mixing the product. These roof system must be applied to a clean, dry surface, so weather conditions and previous roofing systems are major considerations. Once the polyurethane layer is applied, and an acrylic topcoat is added to protect and seal the foam. Once the acrylic coating is set, your roof can be walked on, rained on, and even snowed on without seam separation damage or pooling water.
Benefits of a Foam Roof
While not a new product, this style of roofing has just recently begun to become a popular option. SPF roofs offer incredible protection against severe weather including hail, high winds, and saturating rain, and resists denting and thinning from foot or equipment traffic. A foam roof is completely waterproof because of its closed cell construction creates an impenetrable layer of polymer that will never allow in water or moisture that can cause your roof to weaken over time. A spray foam roof can last up to 50 years with proper maintenance and can reduce your energy cost significantly due to its reflective capabilities.
Whether you are looking for repair services or installation of your foam roof in Fort Worth, TX, our professionals can complete your roofing project quickly and conveniently to you and your schedule. We provide unbeatable service through information, communication, and excellent workmanship that’s guaranteed to satisfy. Call our consultants today at (682) 730-8430 to find out more about spray foam roofs or to schedule your appointment.
The Truth About SPF
Over the years, sprayed polyurethane foam has collected a few misunderstood characteristics. Below are some critical pieces of information that debunk many of the myths you may have heard about SPF. Before you decide what material to use on your next project, please read.
Myth: Sprayed polyurethane foam won’t last.
Reality: Research has shown that SPF roofs are long-lasting, successful systems that can last up to 50 years when applied and maintained with periodic low cost elastomeric re-coats. The National Roofing Foundation (NRF) performed a study in 1995 at Arizona State University that supported extremely high customer satisfaction and durability related to SPF materials.
Myth: SPF is not a proven material for roofing or other insulation.
Reality: Sprayed polyurethane foam technology has been around for more than 50 years, since it began to be distributed commercially in 1954. Polyurethane technology was initially used for refrigeration and industrial insulation projects, and has been perfected for use in commercial applications of all kinds. Spray foam application is now prescribed for roofing and insulation needs all over the world and is applied with precision parameters for successful applications. The material is recognized by the National Building Code and has been proven to reduce penetrations to the building envelope.
Myth: Spray foam roofs can’t be walked on.
Reality: You absolutely can walk on spray foam roofs. Both the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) and National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) assert that SPF roofs, when applied correctly can sustain up to 40 pounds per square inch or higher. A foam roof is capable of supporting the weight of any normal person, although any extremely sharp object could leave a hole that compromises the building envelope.
Myth: SPF can only be applied in perfect weather.
Reality: Sprayed polyurethane foam has been successfully installed all over the world, including every geographic region within the United States. The ideal temperature for the installation of an SPF system is between 60 and 120 degrees Fahrenheit — the same requirement as any other roofing application. While any good SPF contractor pays very close attention to moisture levels, temperature, humidity and wind factors, Advanced Roofing and Insulation knows exactly how to maximize weather variables to get the job done quickly and seamlessly in any geographic region.
Myth: Spray foam is too difficult to apply correctly.
Reality: Advanced Roofing and Insulation is aptly certified to install spray foam systems efficiently and seamlessly to ensure the desired results. Over 500 contractors in the US are certified to install sprayed polyurethane foam roofs, but no one takes as much care to thoroughly train and certify every installer as Advanced Roofing does.
Myth: Insurance companies will not insure SPF roofing systems
Reality: SPF roofing systems are fully insurable and tested extensively at independent laboratories. For a list of recommended insurers, speak with an Advanced Roofing representative.
Myth: All SPF roofs are the same
Reality: Advanced Roofing can attest that unqualified and careless contractors have poorly applied foam materials, resulting in defective systems. By selecting a meticulous, experienced spray foam contractor, the results will be vastly different. Once the best materials are specified by design professionals, it is important to select the most qualified, experienced SPF installer in order to achieve maximum results. ERS spends considerable time preparing roofing and insulations services to achieve maximum results.
Myth: Foam roofs are too expensive
Reality: Sprayed polyurethane foam is actually one of the most affordable roofing and insulation solutions, especially when you consider the cost savings associated with choosing SPF. Rising oil prices over the last decade have driven up the costs of other flat roof alternatives, while the cost of foam roofing has remained consistent. Once you incorporate the savings associated with a durable, long-lasting material, the extended life provided by elastomeric coatings, and energy cost savings, foam proves to be an extremely cost effective option.