In recent years, more people have started to recognize the advantages of foam roofing as it has continued to gain in popularity as an option for flat roofs. Let’s take a look at the components of foam roofing, and what exactly makes it so beneficial as a roofing material.
Layers of Protection
Foam roofing is composed of high-density, closed-cell polymeric foam with an elastomeric coating. When applied to a roof, it forms a rigid, durable surface that can easily be walked on. Foam roofing creates a seamless, water-resistant barrier that forms around roofing penetrations such as vents and pipes, bonding to the roof in a way that leaves no joints or seams. This not only protects your roof from the sun, but from water and rain as well.
The Benefits of Foam Roofing
- Reduced energy bills. Foam roofing is a very affordable alternative to more conventional roofing systems, with superb insulating properties that significantly reduce the amount of energy it takes to keep your home cool under the hot Arizona sun. This is due to small particles of aluminum that are suspended in the foam, which reflect the sun’s UV rays.
- Versatility. While foam roofing is a popular choice for flat roofs, it is by no means the only type of roof on which it can be used. Foam is also a great choice for sloped and dome roofs, as well as for application over metal, concrete and wood roofing. It can be applied on a new roof or it can cover an existing one, thus reducing roofing costs by eliminating the need for tearing off the old roof.
- Waterproofing. Closed-cell polyurethane foam is not only one of the best insulators, it also doesn’t soak up water. This is a particularly desirable roof feature in Phoenix when monsoon thunderstorms hit. With a waterproof material covering your whole roof and fusing around roof penetrations, no seams or joints are left where water can get in, so roof leaks are effectively a thing of the past.
Foam roofs last for a long time when properly cared for. Eventually, however, the elastomeric coating will need to be reapplied for optimal protection. This can easily be taken care of with a quick call to our team here at Stapleton Roofing. Give us a call today at (602) 833-7663 or (602) 833-ROOF to find out more about foam roofing, and to schedule a free consultation.