Are foam roofing systems sustainable?
Are foam roofing systems sustainable – A question most building owners have!
Foam roofing systems are highly beneficial to many homeowners and building owners. They are lightweight, durable, waterproof, and uplift resistant to provide the owners with the best roofing solution with the excellent performance at low maintenance costs. Foam roofing systems are everything an owner needs to protect his building from the outside effects.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory describes green (sustainable) roofing systems as those that have a long life and low maintenance costs, but also add durability to houses and buildings, control moisture, and are energy efficient and eco-friendly. Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) roofing systems from Conklin are just as described. They are environmentally friendly because they reduce the number of waste materials in many re-roofing projects. They are also energy efficient and free from any ozone-dangerous chemicals, which is why they can have a positive effect on global warming.
In that way, SPF roofing systems save on the fuel that is used for the transportation (since they come in smaller gallon drums, and then, additionally extend over 30x), but they also protect your home and building from various weather conditions, such as storms and hurricanes. They are also long-lasting and durable, which means that you can be safe under your roof for over than 30 years if you take a proper care of it. Quality installation and maintenance are the keys in prolonging the lifespan of your SPF roofing system.
SPF roofing systems are usually coated with reflective, light-colored roof coatings, which doesn’t absorb the sun heat and provides your building with an additional insulation layer.
How long does the foam roofing systems last?
National Roofing Foundation conducted multiple studies and found that SPF roofs have a lifespan of more than 30 years if they are properly cleaned, inspected and maintained. SPF roofing systems are usually re-coated every 10-15 years to maximize the lifespan of the roofing system.
Once the SPF has been applied, it’s necessary to add a protective layer of silicone, acrylic, polyurethane or elastomeric to provide your building with durable, weather-resistant roofing system. If you choose a white roof coating, you can rest assured knowing that your roof is energy efficient and durable, so you won’t have to worry about it near future.
Let’s look at the advantages of Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation like those offered by Conklin!
SPF insulation is used as an air-barrier system if it’s used on the outside of the house and building. But it can be also used for basement and foundation insulation. It’s a long-lasting environmentally-friendly solution that will protect your building from the outside effects and last about 2 decades.
Conklin’s spray polyurethane roofing systems have been engineered to provide a superior, energy-efficient and durable roof for any house and building. Foam is lightweight, so it can even be used on the existing roofing systems without any fear of harming them. It’s the perfect solution for every roof that will keep your property protected from the weather. Conklin’s foam roofing systems have met the most stringent requirements for a variety of industry groups such as Factory Mutual and Underwriters Laboratories, and are recognized by the International Conference of Building Officials.