It’s not easy to choose the type of roof you want if you’re looking to replace your existing one. However, there is one clear choice, especially if you have a flat roof, from all the options out there. – a spray foam roofing system.
Here, we’ll go over the main pluses of spray foam roofing and why it’s a great choice.
If they are minor repairs that are needed, you may not even need to call a pro. You can fix small punctures or cuts with a tube of exterior polyurethane caulk.
Fill the cut or puncture with caulking, texture it to match the roof, and voila!, you just repaired your roof yourself! Unlike other roofing systems – you don’t have to have a professional flat roof repair contractor make these minor repairs.
If they aren’t installed properly, a flat roof can have serious drainage issues during heavy rains, which can damage your roof’s structure. Flat roofs have common problems that foam prevents.
You can get proper drainage with a foam roof by applying several layers with different thicknesses to make the water flow to the right areas for proper drainage.
By applying the foam strategically in this way, you can virtually eliminate the drainage issues associated with other flat roofing systems.
You will have fewer leaking issues with spray foam roofing. because it is seamless and has no gaps. It has no overlapping materials and zero seams.
This means it has a surface that is pretty much impermeable because of its membrane comprised of polymers.
This makes it a much more secure roofing system because you will have fewer issues and their corresponding costs from repairs and water damage.
Spray Foam roofing is an excellent insulator. It will save you money due to its outstanding R values of R-6 to R-7 per inch. much better than fiberglass insulation.
This will save you money through your utility bills. You could save as much as 30% or more over other flat roofing systems. As a result, you should be able to pay for your new spray foam roof over about the first five years of its lifespan.
In high wind situations, your roof and its materials are usually the most vulnerable components of your home. In high wind situations, metal roof panels, shingles and tiles can be blown loose and become dangerous being blown through the air at high velocity.
Spray foam roofing adheres to the roof because of its seamless application. Which means there isn’t anything to be blown off the top of the roof and traveling through the air.
Also, as other debris is flying through the air and hitting your roof, it will resist damage when it's struck by them. There is also less chance that you will experience flooding and water damage due to its ability to withstand storms.
By having greater resistance to these extreme conditions, you’ll save time and resources through insurance premiums and fewer claims.
When you tear off old roofing systems, they create a lot of waste that ends up in landfills or recycling centers.
Spray foam roofing can be applied directly on top of your existing roof, leaving little to no waste material. Also, you won’t ever need to completely replace your roof again.
You just periodically and routinely maintain the roof by using sealant on problem spots and you’re good to go.
Spray foam roofing is very durable and safe to walk on. This allows you to have access to your roof, making you able to check on problem issues yourself if needed and have easy access to the vents, pipes, and ac units.
There are also no overlapping seams or materials, as stated earlier, that you can trip over. It's safer for homeowners and roofing contractors alike due to its smooth, textured, and even surface.
As we’ve mentioned, spray foam roofs have long lifespans, they’re easy to maintain and less expensive to repair and update.
You can just apply an update to the membrane about every 20 years at around 50% of what it would cost for a new foam roof, unlike other roofing systems that need to be completely torn off and replaced when their useful life is over.
The cost savings involved with these two scenarios is substantial. You won’t have to spend your money on expensive roof replacements ever again due to their long lifespan and ease of repair and maintenance.
Mikku and Sons Roofing (623) 465-1068 provides quality foam roof repair, foam roof installation, foam roof replacement, and other roof repair services to the surrounding Phoenix area communities.
We’ve been a reputable, quality roofing contractor since 2001. When you need advice on any type of flat roof repair or replacement from a reliable, experienced roofing contractor, give us a call.