While foam roofing has been around for a number of years, it has been gaining popularity recently. This roofing method offers various value-added advantages when compared to other roofing options.
What is foam roofing, exactly?
Foam roofing consists of polyurethane foam and elastomeric coating. Polyurethane foam is a high-density insulation material, while elastomeric coating is a water-resistant membrane that is designed to effectively protect the roof against rain, water, and sun.
A seamless layer of foam is applied to the roof surface. This foam offers superior protection against moisture. There are several benefits of foam roofing for commercial and residential buildings. Here are just some of the ways in which you can benefit from installing foam roofing on your roof.
1. Lower energy bills
One of the benefits of foam roofing is that it offers superior insulation properties. The suspended aluminum particles of the foam reflect UV rays. As a result, less heating is required to keep the house warm during the winters, and less cooling is needed in the summer to keep your home cool. This effectively reduces your home energy bills.
2. Waterproofing qualities
Another benefit of installing foam is that it offers unique waterproofing qualities. Polyurethane foam is one of the best insulators. The closed cell foam is the only insulating material that doesn’t soak up water. This makes foam roofing ideal for areas that receive high rainfall every year.
At first glance, it might not seem that Phoenix fits that description. However, consider our monsoon storms, which can drop a tremendous amount of rain in a matter of minutes. One of the benefits of foam roofing is that it’s waterproof against such torrential downpours.
Foam is applied as a liquid that forms into a single monolithic membrane. This material covers the entire roof, and there are no joints or seams. Water gets in from the joints and seams of the ceiling. Therefore, foam roofing makes the roof effectively leakproof.
3. Flexible installation
Foam can be applied on both existing and new roofing projects. Moreover, it can be applied on different types of roofs, including domed, pitched, flat, wood, metal, and concrete roofing. Foam can also be applied on irregular-shaped roofs. It eliminates the need of costly tear-off in case of roof replacement.
4. Maintain structural integrity
Polyurethane foam has the ability to withstand the expansion and contraction of the structure. They can remain sealed to the roof for a very long time, protecting the roof from harsh weather conditions. Foam can easily withstand high winds, sunshine, rain, and other natural elements here in central Arizona without breaking down.
5. Foam roofing directs rain to the drain
One of the benefits of foam roofing is that it allows rainwater to slope down to the drains. This is made possible by adding a little thickness in low areas. As a result, rain water does not accumulate on the roof and leak through the ceiling.
Learn more about the benefits of foam roofing from the pros at KY-KO Roofing
KY-KO Roofing is a name of quality when it comes to roofing repair and installation in the Phoenix metro area. We have been serving with great dedication and sincerity in the area for over two decades. Our expert roofers can take care of your roofing needs and perform the job resulting in complete satisfaction.