The Benefits of Roofing Spray Foam

The Benefits of Roofing Spray Foam

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on September 15, 2020

Spray Polyurethane Foam is a liquid material which can be applied over existing roofs to create and extend into a foam layer. The application of spray foam and coating is a quick process and can be applied with usually no interruption to the daily routine of the facility. Roofing spray foam is installed by spraying a liquid insulation material on the existing roof and allowing it to expand into a foam. This insulation process means that the foam can extend and fill all roof shapes and types, even irregularly shaped roofs.

When roofs are insulated and sealed by professional insulation companies,  they are a sustainable, aesthetic choice for commercial flat roofs. The insulation material expands more than 30 times its size after drying, which creates a durable blanket across your roof. Without an effective insulation and sealing, flat roofs can sag and become susceptible to water pooling.

Roofing foam insulation process 

A spray foam roofing installation can be applied over a clean existing roof for a proper application. The application and insulation process of Spray Polyurethane Foam is a quick and simple process which brings long-term benefits. The step by step process of roofing foam insulation process is:

  1. The spray polyurethane foam insulation material mixture is set.
  2. The foam material is heated by a pump to make sure the proportions for each component.
  3. The components are put into a spray gun which mix them together.
  4. The surfacing is applied either directly or by a roller onto a roof.

 

How long does spray foam roofing last?

Spray foam roofing  can last up to 20 to 30 years if it gets regular maintenance and not subject to inclement weather often. Foam roofing is definitely a worthy investment for a quick solution for your home’s current rooff and can’t afford an entire roof replacement.

Your spray foam roof will need to be cleaned, primed, and recoated every 10 or 15 years. If this maintenance is done then a good-quality spray foam roof could last up to 50 years. Spray polyurethane foam roofing systems should be regularly inspected whether there is damage or not, especially after severe weather events that could cause damage, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and hail storms.

Steps to maintain or fix minor repairs are simple, all you need are a utility knife and some caulk.

Step 1: cut out the defective area

Step 2: dry the area out

Step 3: apply cauld and smooth

7 Advantages of a Spray Foam Roofing System

Spray foam roofs are renewable - It is one of its main abilities to be recreated. A properly maintained and installed spray polyurethane foam roof can resist without being re-coated for 10 to 20 years. The most effective way to when a spray foam roof needs to be recoated is to measure the remaining coating thickness on the roof.

  1. Spray foam roofs have a high R-value. The R-value is the ability of an insulating material to resist heat flow.
  2. Spray polyurethane foam roofs is a quick installation process. 
  3. Most spray polyurethane foam roofs are self-flashing due to its ability to conform to irregular shapes. 
  4. One of the biggest advantages that spray polyurethane foam has over other roofing systems is that it’s seamless.
  5. Spray polyurethane foam roofs are not difficult to maintain.
  6. And the last one is that the spray polyurethane foam is proven to be beneficial.

 

How much does a spray foam roof cost?

There are many factors that can affect the price of different commercial roofing foam projects, from the location to the weather to the material that has been chosen. From an average 21,000 square foot commercial roof, it will usually cost between $4,00 to $7,00 per square foot in materials and labor to install a typical spf roofing system. 

This price range is for an SPF roof of average building structure and average thickness. Also you have to keep in mind that when you are looking to invest in a new roofing system, you have to get a couple of quotes from different contractors.

On average it costs about $1,66 to $2.26 per square foot for materials and labor on a typical SPF roofing system which is a 1.5in layer of foam material. Also the thicker you make the layer, the high R-Value, the more the material insulates.

Benefits of roofing spray foam insulation

The easy installation will save you money and time with your new SPF roof.

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Easy Maintenance
  • Seamless and Waterproof
  • Renewable and Sustainable Roofing

Commercial roofing foam

An professionally insulated and sealed roof is an aesthetic choice for commercial buildings. Foam roofing delivers a unique combination of benefits which no other roof system is capable of matching. What makes this product ideal for filling low or sagging roof areas without costly re-construction is because foam roofing is lightweight, strong, and molds to any shape or form.

As foam roofing is gaining popularity with commercial property, you have to make sure you find a reputable contractor. Because unlike traditional roofing, installing spray polyurethane foam roof requires knowledge of the chemicals and application techniques. EcoStar Insulation has the required degree and technical expertise and experience to properly install roofing spray foam.

Professional Spray Foam insulation will benefit your for commercial roof in many different ways:

  • Long-lasting for extended building life
  • Durable
  • Sealed
  • Cost-efficient
  • Energy-efficient

Why Ecostar?

EcoStar’s insulation team strives to provide the best quality products and the highest standard of expertise. Our professionalism and experience goal is that you never have to worry about anything less than thorough and complete workmanship. Our professionals will guide you from the consultation to the execution stage. Contact us for your free estimate.

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