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Solid Seamless Protection
Spray foam roofing systems are made of spray polyurethane foam with a protective coating. It installs seamlessly with no mechanical fasteners, providing self-flashing around vents, skylights, and chimneys, adding excellent protection against water and air infiltrators. The spray foam adheres to the roofing surface with a very strong bond that provides a solid system that has a greater insulation factor than other roofs, an unequalled air-barrier and increased structural rigidity.
Foam roof systems do better in extreme weather conditions, including hail, high winds, and falling debris. A study conducted by NIST after Hurricane Katrina found that spray foam roofs, faired better than other roofing systems in sustaining the hurricane without the spray foam blowing off or the flashings being damaged.
They maintain their strength and longevity while still weighing a lot less than other types of roofs, by as much as 50%. A test was conducted of spray foam on a metal deck at over 500 mph winds and it passed with flying colors.
Roof fasteners and seams, which you have on other types of flat roofs, allows air to get beneath the roof membrane, which can create wind pressure beneath it. This pressure can causing fluttering of the membrane and cause the roof to blow off in strong winds, such as the ones we sometimes see here in Arizona with our monsoon storms.
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Choosing a foam roof can give you greater value on your purchase allow you to put your money towards other things you really want like family vacations, recreational toys, children’s’ education, or retirement. Spray foam roofing systems have low maintenance costs, last a long time and will save you money on your energy bills.
A properly installed spray foam roof can last 40 years or longer. They can also be re-coated to extend the life span of the system. Over a foam roof’s lifetime, they have the lowest cost per square foot over its lifespan. Other roofing systems can cost as much as 4 times more to maintain.
Spray foam roofs are applied without mechanical fasteners, which creates a seamless air barrier that reduces air leakage by as much as 83% and can save a property owner a lot of money through their home’s energy costs. Studies have shown that these savings can pay for the entire cost of the roof installation in as little as 4-5 years.
Spray foam roofing has three main energy saving qualities:
- Heat Transfer: Heat transfer is blocked by the high R-value of closed cell spray foam, as much as double that of other traditional roofing materials.
- Blocking Air Leaks: Properties can gain or lose a lot of heat through leaking air.Spray foam roof systems create a seamless, solid surface that does a great job of creating air barriers. Its self-flashing and adds protection against water and air leaks around HVAC vents, skylights, chimneys and other roof protrusions, which are usually the problem areas on your roof.
- Heat Reflection: The white coating on a spray foam roof is more reflective than other types of roofs. Some areas of the country actually mandate these types of coatings. Also, they have been proven to lower the heat-island effect in bigger cities.
Foam roofing systems also don’t use mechanical fasteners. Heat transfer through these fasteners on single-ply system can cause up to 23% energy loss. Just 1″ or more of foam roofing greatly reduces heat transfer through studs, fasteners, and deck gaps.
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When you install a spray foam roofing systems, less material are needed over the life-span of a property. Properly maintained foam roofing systems can last more than 40 years and be easily re-coated, without the need for tearing off the original material.
In most cases, it can even be applied over the current problem roofing system, fixing the problem while greatly reducing construction waste.
Lower energy usage also means that you’re creating a smaller carbon footprint which helps to preserve the environment for future generations.
For a licensed, professional roofing contractor to take care of all your foam roofing needs call Mikku and Sons Roofing for your free estimate at (623) 465-1068.