One of the most popular techniques for roof insulation and roof repair is the spray foaming roofing system. While it has been around for years, it is growing in popularity now because of the many advantages that it has to offer. Spray foam is a product that is a combination of Isocyanate and Polyyol. These two components are put into a machine that heats and pumps them into a spray gun. This mixture is then applied to the roof.
Once the foam dries, it offers a tough and long-lasting roof that has excellent thermal resistance.
Spray foam roofing systems provide many benefits to the home owners and some of them are –
Offers a Tight and Waterproof Seal
Foam roofs do not have any Seam and forms a tight seal around the pipes, vents and the chimneys as well. This makes a waterproof seal that decreases the chances of water getting into the crevices in the openings. In addition, foam also does not contract and expand with time that means the tight seal cannot ever be broken.
Superior Insulation Qualities
Spray foam are excellent insulators and can help you in reducing your energy bills. Since they do not have any Seam, heat does not escape in the summers and since they are white in color, it keeps the house cool during the summer months. It also insulates the house from the noise outside and allows the home to be quite. If you live in a high traffic area, using roofing foam can be of great help.
Foam roofs do not wear out if they are maintained properly. One should Re-coat their roofs every five years in order to keep it in excellent condition. Once the re-coating is done, you can have service performed on it every twenty years. You should not have any problem with your foam roof till you are maintaining the foaming schedule.
Spray foam can easily be installed over other roofing. You will not have to worry about adding any landfill waste of removing the initial roof. The foam that is used is non-toxic and do not emit any harmful fumes during the installation work.
Roofs should not only be about protection, it should also add beauty to your house. Foam roofs are attractive looking and can match with different home styles and construction. White foam can easily match any exterior siding or have them tinted in different colors like beige, tan or light gray. It also do not fade when exposed to UV rays and remain as good as new for many years after its installation.
Since knowledge and experience are the two most important things to consider for successful installing of spray foaming roofing system, it is essential that you investigate the past performance when picking a contractor for the project.