Foam Roof Coatings & Polyurethane Roof Coatings In Saskatoon
The most efficient and cost effective style of roof you can put on your commercial building today. Our foam roofs are quick to apply, which can be a huge factor when weather is so unpredictable. Once applied and cured, they become seamless and watertight, and outperform traditional roofs nearly every time.
One of the major benefits of having a foam roof installed is no standing seams. This eliminates chances of moisture penetration, and with periodic inspections, will serve your building for many years. If you're thinking about using spf roofing for your next project, contact us for professional advice and a transparent quote.
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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Using Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Roofing Systems On Your Commercial Or Residential Property
Easy Installation Process
Because the process of installation is quite easy, a competent spray foam roofing contractor will be able to pass on the savings of time and money to the building owner. The foam and coating application can be done quickly, and without interruption to the daily function of your property.
Similar to traditional spray foam, a polyurethane roof is applied to either new or old roofs by spraying a liquid foam, which expands and conforms to any shape on almost any surface. With proper setup and preparation, the SPF roof can adhere to wood, metal, asphalt and concrete without losing any of its properties.
Better Energy Efficiency
By making the best use of its density, spray on roofing has a much higher r-value then any other type of insulation per inch. Also, much like the spray foam used in residential walls and ceilings, SPF roofing provides thermal, air and moisture barriers for a completely weatherproof setup.
This two part roofing system works incredibly well together. The spray polyurethane foam works year round by keeping the warm out in the summer, and in during the winter to reduce energy bills. Meanwhile, the top coating of silicone resists and deflects UV light, protecting the foam from weathering and breaking down.
One of the top qualities of a SPF roof is the fact that there are no seams for moisture penetration. This is the primary reason traditional roofs leak over time, but because the foam roof is applied as a liquid which turns to a hard foam, it will fill all gaps and cracks on any application surface, eliminating the vulnerability all together.
This liquid application benefits the building and spray foam contractor by allowing a re-shape of the roof if necessary. Leveling low spots, or sloping the roof to drainage locations is made easy with proper preparation. Having a foam roof also helps prevent cracking or separations by expanding and contracting with temperature fluxuations
Because these polyurethane roofs can be applied directly on top of almost any existing roofing system, very minimal striping of original roofing material is required. This eliminates not only the cost of tearing apart and rebuilding the roof, but more importantly, keeps a lot of waste out of our landfills.
These roofs are rated to last as long or longer then than a traditional asphalt roof, and with the added insulation r-value, these roofing systems are becoming more and more popular for their sustainability.
Be Wary Of Which Contractor You Choose
As with all kinds of spray foam insulation, it's important that the entire process be completed properly from the beginning. The foam roofing company should be an expert in the materials they are using, and follow manufacturer guidelines for precise installations.
Although crew sizes may seem small when watching a foam roof contractor work, if the company has the correct technical knowledge it shouldn't be a problem because the ease of installation. As with many products and industries, you only get one chance with the application. If it's done wrong, it can not only hurt the lifespan of the actual roof, but can also harm the materials it has been applied to.
Because the materials the SPF roofing is going on need to be dry, there can't be ice, frost or any visibly dampness in the working area at all. As we all know, Saskatchewan can be challenging at the best of times.
There are times where rescheduling must be done because of unexpected weather conditions. Even though it doesn't take long to install spray foam roofing, a poor forecast can make a project drag on for many additional days.
Although most foam contractors do their best to prevent it, there is a risk of outdoor elements carrying overspray onto surrounding property, including cars and other buildings. This generally doesn't cause any concern for health, but it's important to take the time to make sure it doesn't happen.
Foam Pros is extra careful in our setup processes, as we've done many roofs over the years, we have solid systems we adhere to to prevent most cases of potential overspray.
Only Qualified Professionals Can Repair
These polyurethane roof coating systems are susceptible to punctures and other types of environmental damages. If damage is noticed on a bi-annual inspection, only specific SPF roofing silicones can be used as normal roofing materials won't properly adhere.
It's highly recommended to call your trusted foam roof coating contractor right away when damage is noticed. If left too long, the foam beneath the silicone coating can start to lose its integrity which will result in a much higher repair bill.