If you need to replace the roof on the building for your business, it opens you up to using some materials that you wouldn't typically use on a home. The flat roof that is out of sight will allow you to consider materials that are more practical than beautiful. Here are some things to know about spray foam roofing when making a decision on which material to use.
The process of installing spray foam is easy when compared to other materials. Not only will the job be finished must faster, but there will not be any disruption to your business during the installation. This means you can have the work done on a weekday during normal business hours, rather than on the evenings or weekend. There also will not be any loud hammering or disruptions to those working inside.
The Energy Efficiency
You'll find that spray foam has a very high R-value compared to other roofing materials. The exact R-value will depend on how thick you want the foam to be. This means you can easily make the building more energy efficient by having a thicker layer of spray foam applied to the roof. This makes spray foam a very versatile roofing product since you can make the material as thick as you want it to be.
Many business owners don't want to think about maintaining their roof, and often ignore problems until they are too late. Thankfully, spray foam roofing provides a seamless surface that water cannot penetrate. There is less of a chance of water getting underneath the material because there are no layers with seams that can become loose.
All you have to do is keep the surface free of debris. Remove leaves from around the grates so that water can properly drain.
If the roofing material does need repair over time, know that spray foam can be spot-treated for an easy repair. A contractor can actually shave off the bad foam and replace it with new material. You can also extend the lifespan of existing spray foam by applying a new coat directly on top of your old roofing material. This may also extend the warranty of the materials as well to give you peace of mind that your building is protected.
Think you're ready to have a spray foam roof installed? A commercial roofing contractor can assist you with the entire process.