Commercial Spray Foam Roofing
The main goal of any roof system is to maintain the watertight integrity of a building and keep its contents dry. However, especially in regions like ours, the type of roof repair or replacement you choose can play a huge role in managing your energy costs. We know this is a significant consideration in our area.
Commercial building roofing systems come in all shapes, sizes and materials. What you choose for your structure will depend on many factors, including type of existing roof, roof pitch, particular issues you may be having with damage or moisture and the overall look and feel of the building.
While commercial spray foam roofing is not the most common type of flat roofing material, the technology has been around since the early 1960s for industrial, commercial, and residential facilities. According to Western Roofing’s 2018 market survey, liquid applied materials – principally spray polyurethane foam roofing – grew to 10% of all low slope roofing in the western US including new roofs, re-roofing and repairs. Of course as spray foam experts we’re biased, but it’s clear that spray foam roofing is gaining in popularity and has many advantages over traditional roofing systems such as TPO and self-adhered bitumen membranes like SBS.
We build our spray foam roof systems from two components.
Closed-cell Polyurethane Spray Foam
Closed-cell polyurethane spray is considered a “closed” cell due to its high R-value (commonly around 6.7 per inch). Most of our roofs in this area use 1-2 inches of foam. Due to this high resistance, the foam coat prevents water from seeping into the insulation and creating moisture build-up. Moisture build-up promotes bacterial and mold growth, something you do not want inside your roof!!
A Reflective Elastomeric Coating
We finish each job by applying a UV-resistant elastomeric coating system. These coatings have outstanding durability and low-temperature flexibility. They have very little odor and low VOC emissions. This coating adds weather-proofing to the roof and enhances its capacity to sustain normal seasonal expansions and contractions.
All Urethane USA’s polyurethane spray foam roofs provide additional waterproofing and come with an industry-leading warranty.
As an additional service, we also offer TrueClaimTM, an insurance adjusting process to maximize the value of your insurance coverage and to protect you from fraudulent or opportunistic companies seeing to capitalize on storm damage. Our TrueClaimTM service helps you handle insurance claims for roof damage. Details on our insurance adjustment process can be found here
Taking a Look at Spray Foam for your Roof
If your building has a flat or low-slope aspect (roof pitches ranging from ¼:12 to 3:12), spray foam roofing could be a great option for you. It will protect your structure and give your building a long-lasting seal. Crucially, a polyurethane spray foam roofs coupled with a reflective coating offers a great opportunity to manage your burgeoning energy costs. When applied properly, it creates a leak-free seal over the whole roof and offers better insulation than any other roofing system, with an estimated R-Value of 7 per inch.
We apply spray foam roof insulation both for repairs and replacement roofs in West Texas and New Mexico. Our spray foam roof systems are seamless, watertight and virtually maintenance free. Spray foam roofing systems resist heavy weather and have reflective surfaces that help energy efficiency. In addition, spray foam roofing is the only roofing system in the market that adds insulation value.
Summary of Spray Foam Roofing Benefits
Quick and Easy to Apply
One obvious advantage of choosing spray foam for roof repair or replacement is that you don’t need to rip and replace the existing roof structure. This time consuming activity can add significantly to your costs, making technologies like TPO as or more expensive overall than a spray form application.
Although Urethane USA takes great care and pays attention to detail when applying our polyurethane spray foam roofs, the process is still relatively quick and simple. There is usually minimal disruption to the facilities. The process is efficient for the following reasons:
- Polyurethane spray foam roofs require fewer people to apply
- Unlike conventional systems, there is no need for multiple levels of roofing
- Spray foam can repair roofs of different shapes and types – including asphalt, shingles, built-up roofs, clay tile, concrete, metal and wood.