More homeowners with flat roofs choose foam roofing because of its many advantages. As the leading foam roofing contractor in the Phoenix area, let us give you an overview of why foam roofing is a great option for your flat roof.
What Is Foam Roofing?
Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing is a spray-applied material that expands and sets shortly after application. This foam layer functions as the main insulating layer, and unlike most flat roofing materials, SPF fills in the smallest crevices and protrusions, sealing in even the hardest-to-reach areas from where leaks potentially come.
Preparing an old roof for installation is simple. Roofers only need to make sure the roof is structurally sound and free from loose debris. You can even opt to keep the old roofing to save on removal and disposal costs. SPF installs and sets on anything, even on existing tar-and-gravel roofs. Once the foam layer sets, an outer elastomeric coating will be installed for a stronger seal. Installation time on an average-sized residential roof only takes about a day.
Benefits of Foam Roofing
One of the more obvious benefits of foam roofing is that it adds a strong, insulating layer onto the roof, which minimizes heat absorption and helps reduce your indoor cooling requirements. If your roof is a new construction, foam roofing eliminates the need to have a separate insulation layer installed. As previously mentioned, SPF fills tight spaces, including areas where flashing is applied. This makes your roof virtually leak-proof, meaning less chances of developing leaks over time. Also, the elastomeric outer coating doesn’t have seams, eliminating the chances of the outer layer being torn off by wind.
Foam roofing sets firm and doesn’t feel “squishy” when walked on, and in fact, it has better impact resistance than most roofing materials. You can turn your flat roof into a top deck without needing to install decking material on it. And if your foam roof eventually reaches the end of its life span, the only part that will need to be replaced is the outer layer, which means savings on roof disposal and replacement costs as well as minimizing the space occupied in landfills.
If you would like to know more about foam roofing or our other services as a roofing company, call Stapleton Roofing today at (602) 562-4991, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate. We serve Phoenix, AZ, and nearby areas in Arizona.