As a business owner, the last thing you want to worry about is your roof. But when you have leaks, cracks, or a roof that allows unwanted air to escape or enter, you will need to do something about it. A leaking roof, left untouched, could end up causing a much worse situation.
The roof of your building plays a major role in your building’s structural integrity. This means that roof problems, if ignored, can cause major damages to your building, and make repairs much more expensive than they would have been before.
At Northeast Roofing Systems LLC, we offer professional help when it comes to commercial roofing. With many different roofing restoration systems, you are sure to get only the best, allowing your roof to last longer, stay strong, and help your business thrive.
One of the roofing systems that we use is the spray polyurethane foam from Conklin Roofing Systems. This spray, also known as SPF, is an extremely beneficial roofing system that can help protect your roof, save you money, and lessen your roofing worries. But what exactly is SPF? We will go over a few of the main details and highlight some of the benefits you can receive when you add this spray to your company’s roof.
What is it Made From?
The foam is the result of a chemical reaction. With two containers filled with different material, when combined, the chemicals react and create a foam that can insulate a building, resists air and water, and adds structural strength.
In one of the containers is methylene diphenyl diisocyanate and polymeric diphenyl diisocyanate. The other container holds a blend of polyols, catalysts, blowing agent, flame retardant, and surfactant. The second container reacts to create the foam, the flame retardant properties, and offer various purposes to control the creation on the foam cells. The polyols are the part of the chemical reaction that creates the foam, the rest of the second container create the other properties of the foam.
With spray polyurethane foam, there are two different structures for the foam—closed-cell and open-cell.
Closed-cell foam is what we use for our roofing, and that is due to a few of the properties that open-cell does not have. Closed-cell foam has a high R-value, meaning that it is better at insulating than open-cell foam. The close-cell structure also allows for less moisture vapor to pass through it and also is resistant to water, making it a great roofing choice to avoid leaks and keep water from absorbing into the roof. This roofing structure also creates a great air barrier, staying strong even during hurricane strength winds.
Since this closed-cell roofing style withstands against the elements, it makes a great and sturdy choice when it comes to roofing. But there are other benefits included in spray polyurethane foam roofing.
First of all, this roofing type can eliminate air infiltration, which will help your business avoid energy loss, and can reduce cooling and heating costs. Spray foam can also add strength to your building’s structure, without adding a ton of weight.
Spray foam does not need to be applied after completely replacing your company’s roof. It can be applies to most existing roof surfaces, making the application process easier and keeping your business from having to be closed for weeks. In addition to that, it is also extremely easy to repair and recoat, so if you need roofing fixes, it can be done in no time.
Spray polyurethane foam also reduces noise, absorbing sounds that may distract from your company and allowing for a nice and peaceful business day.
Spray polyurethane foam is a extremely beneficial roofing system that can have your roof fixed and your business up and running again in no time! It is also only one of the roofing options offered from Northeast Roofing Systems. To learn more about spray polyurethane foam or our other roofing systems, contact us today.