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Spray foam roofing offers one of the best residential roofing options on the market today! The unfortunate thing is most homeowners are not well educated about SPF roofs, their advantages, and find them difficult to understand. When discussing roofing material options, Craven Construction frequently answers several questions regarding a spray foam roof. We are here today to discuss some of the questions we are often asked and help you understand why a spray foam roof is a little bit better.

What Is A Spray Foam Roof? 

Spray foam roofing was developed in the 1940s, became popular for commercial buildings during the 1970s, and started being used for residential purposes in the early 2000s. SPF roofing is exactly as it sounds – a roof that is applied via a spray. It is composed of a two-part liquid that expands into a foam after being sprayed to create a solid layer across an existing roof. It has become very popular in recent years because it offers excellent waterproofing and insulation in one application. We’ll talk more about this later.

What Is The Necessary Maintenance?

With almost any major system or appliance for a house, maintenance is necessary to ensure longevity and health of the system. A spray foam roof is no exception and understanding maintenance needs before you decide on a roofing material can help you decide if it is best for you. Standard maintenance includes regular cleaning and inspection for damage that might require repair from a professional roofer. 

Punctures can be common on a spray foam roof. Luckily, they can be repaired by cutting around the puncture and then filled with caulk. Most of the time, this repair can be completed by a homeowner, which can keep maintenance costs lower. 

The largest maintenance item is recoating the roof approximately every five to ten years. This does not mean the roof needs to be completely replaced, but it will help the roof last as long as it should. A recoat will help shield your home from the sun, wind, and rain while still keeping it waterproof, energy efficient, and insulated.

How Long Will An SPF Roof Last? 

With professional installation and proper maintenance, an SPF roof typically lasts approximately 30 years. The key to this is to ensurer proper maintenance is completed along with timely repairs when damage shows itself. Typical factors that contribute to the lifespan of any roofing system includes the quality of installation and products used, maintenance and repair needs, and the climate in which you live. If you are considering an SPF roof for your house, be sure to hire a vetted roofing contractor and discuss your specific home with them. 

Is An SPF Roof Waterproof? 

One of the top advantages of a spray foam roof is that it is seamless. Seams are a vulnerable area for a roofing system because water and air easily find their way inside the home through them. Being seamless, an SPF roof offers additional water resistance over other roofing materials, but it does not mean it is 100% waterproof.

Craven Construction applies additional premium waterproofing layers to rersist penetration of water. Again, this will help keep water out and the SPF roof may seem waterproof, but it might not be 100%. Keep this in mind if your roofing contractor claims an SPF roof is waterproof.  

Is It Energy Efficient? 

Another significant advantage of a spray foam roof is their insulating powers, which helps them be one of the most energy-efficient roofing materials on the market. If you are looking to reduce your heating and cooling costs, a spray foam roof is the way to go! Most homeowners see a significant change in these costs, some up to 40%, because of the thermal resistance offered by an SPF roof.

Your spray foam roof will only be as good as the roofing contractor that installs it! Hiring a qualified roofer with proper licenses and training will help ensure it is done right. 

If you are located in the East Valley and interested in a spray foam roof, call the experts at Craven Construction! Our team has been installing foam roofs for over two decades and are professionally trained. Not sure if an SPF roof is for you? Call our office to discuss your options and to set up a FREE estimate

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About Craven Construction

Craven Construction is dedicated to providing our customers with honest and reliable roofing services. With over two decades of residential and commercial experience, we are here to serve you and all of your roofing needs.

Our team of experienced roofers is licensed and knowledgeable in working with all types of roofing. We offer high quality roofing services and are capable of getting your project completed in a timely, efficient manner.