Before you have a new roof put on your commercial building, look into the benefits of a spray foam roof. Spray foam is suitable for nearly all types of commercial buildings, and it has some benefits worth considering. Here are some of the advantages of choosing commercial spray foam roofing when your building is ready for a new roof.
Spray Foam Roofing Has No Seams
An advantage of spray foam roofing is that it forms a continuous protective barrier on your roof that keeps out rain. Membrane roofing comes on a roll and has to be joined together at the seams, but there are no seams with spray foam roofing since the foam melds together to form a uniform barrier on your roof. No seams mean a lower risk of roof leaks.
In addition, commercial spray foam roofing is coated with acrylic or silicone for added protection against leaks and to protect the foam against UV and rain damage.
Spray Foam Makes Its Own Flashing
Another major benefit of spray foam roofing is that it can be used around roof penetrations. The foam expands after it is sprayed on. As it expands, it wraps around pipes and other penetrations on the roof to reduce the risk of leaking. This eliminates the need to install metal flashing so the roofing installation goes quicker.
Commercial Spray Foam Roofing Can Last Decades
Another reason to choose spray foam roofing is that it can have a long life if it is maintained properly. Spray foam can be repaired if it is damaged, so keeping up with repairs helps it last a long time. Plus, the silicone coating helps the foam have a long life. The coating wears off over time, but it can be replaced so your roof has ongoing protection and has the potential to last for decades.
Spray Foam Is Quicker To Install
Spray foam is fairly quick to install, but installing a commercial spray foam roof requires experience and professional equipment. The job looks easy, but it can be dangerous if not done properly. The crew has to wear protective equipment and take special precautions if the wind blows while the roofing is being applied.
The foam goes on as a liquid and then expands and hardens fairly fast. The roofer has to apply the foam at the right thickness so rain rolls toward the roof drain and doesn't puddle on the roof. Since the roofing is sprayed on, there isn't a whole lot of noise and disruption. Commercial spray foam roofing can even be applied over old roofing so you can avoid tearing off the old membrane and paying for the additional labor.