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5 benefits of foam roofing for residential and commercial roofs

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Many homes and businesses here in the Valley and elsewhere in the United States feature foam roofs.

Why? Well, it’s mainly because there are many benefits to foam roofing: foam roofs are incredibly durable, dependable, and relatively affordable to install, maintain, and repair.

Foam roofs compare positively to other residential and commercial roofing choices, and it’s the superior flat roofing option.

Finally, with rising energy costs and an increased emphasis on energy-efficient building design, foam roofs are becoming more popular because they’re incredibly efficient.

Foam is the popular choice.

For both residential and commercial buildings, foam roofing has surged in popularity in recent years. In this article, we’ll review exactly why this is, and what foam roofing benefits you need to know about before getting started.

Interested in learning more about foam roofing for your home or business? You’re in the right place.

Contact us at KY-KO Roofing for a free roof checkup. We’d love to talk to you more about foam roofs and your options for roof replacement.

What exactly is foam roofing?

Foam roofing consists of polyurethane foam and elastomeric coating. Polyurethane foam is a material with many uses. It’s used in foam roofs as a high-density insulation material.

The elastomeric foam roof 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. Let’s review them in the section below.

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What are the benefits of foam roofing?

Here are just some of the ways in which you can benefit from installing foam roofing:

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. In fact, foam roofs can lower residential cooling costs by up to 30%!

2. Waterproofing

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 like those seen during our Arizona monsoon season.

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.

On a final note, foam roofs require infrequent maintenance. Outside of a periodic foam roof reseal, you shouldn’t need to think about your roof all that much.

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. Finally, foam roofs are fire-resistant.

5. Proper Drainage

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.

In this way, ‘flat roof’ is actually a bit of a misnomer: there’s a slight slope that allows rainwater to come off of the roof and get into the gutters.

Get more info from our team.

KY-KO Roofing is a name associated with quality when it comes to roofing repair and installation in the Phoenix metro area.

We have been serving our residential and commercial clients with great dedication and sincerity in the area for over two decades. Our expert roofers can take care of your roofing needs and answer your roofing questions.

If you have any other questions about foam roofs beyond the scope of this article, contact us. We’d love the opportunity to discuss roofing with you.

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