Choosing to install a new roof can be quite the investment from your wallet and your time. Recognizing the various roof materials and researching what is best for your home, your budget, and your comfort is most important. One option for your Arizona home is a spray foam roof, but they are often overlooked by homeowners because they find them difficult to understand. We’re here to walk you through everything you need to know about spray foam roofs and why you should consider it for your next roof.
What is a spray foam roof?
A spray foam roof, or spray polyurethane foam, is exactly as it sounds – a roof that is applied via a spray and covers your home. Composed of a two-part liquid, a SPF roof is sprayed as a liquid so it can expand into a foam, creating a solid layer across an existing roof.
Can SPF be sprayed on any surface?
One of the greatest advantages of a spray foam roof is it can be installed without stripping the existing roof. The polyurethane foam used for a SPF roof can be applied to most common roofing materials. Before application, the surface must be free of contaminants, such as oil, dust and debris. Once the existing roof is cleared and dry, your SPF roof can be installed.
Can you walk on a spray foam roof?
Yes – of course you can walk on your SPF roof! This is a common misconception of foam roofs because most homeowners think the foam is similar to foam insulation and easily punctured. In fact, each square inch has a compression strength of 50-60 pounds. The only puncture concern for a foam roof is sharp objects.
What is the required maintenance?
Like any roof, a spray foam roof system should be inspected annually and after extreme weather. Regular inspection will reveal punctures and damaged areas early to prevent leakage and additional damage to your home. Recoating your spray foam roof approximately every 10 years can extend the life of your roofing system. Additional maintenance includes protecting the roof from the sun’s UV rays. Typically a coating is added on top of the SPF for protection. Ensuring this layer is not damaged will help maintain the health of your roof.
How long will my SPF roof last?
A quality spray polyurethane foam roof, properly installed and maintained, can have a life expectancy of 20-30 years before it needs to be recoated. SPF roofs can easily be recoated, which further extend the life of the roof, and doesn’t require a tear off.
If you are seeking a new roof for your Arizona home, we highly recommend a spray foam roof. Contact our office to learn more about the advantages and benefits of installing a SPF roof. Craven Construction is available for new roof installs, repair services, and maintenance inspections.
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