Foam Roof Problems

To consider on your Commercial Roof!

Spraying a foam roof on a commercial roofAs Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) roofing systems becomes more popular for the commercial roofing industry! The benefits of installing a spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing system becomes more valuable, more than another type roof system. They are numerous in terms of installation, performance, cost, and longevity for the foam system. When you keep the maintenance up on your foam roof it can last a very long time.

 

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Roofing Systems are:

  1. Energy Efficient
  2. Durable
  3. Seamless
  4. Waterproof
  5. Environmentally Friendly
  6. Renewable
  7. Easy to Install

A few problems with foam roofs are:

Weather Concerns….

This means that you will be at the mercy of Mother Nature to get your foam roof repaired or installed. Foam Roofing is done by a spray installation process. This type of application technique means that the SPF needs to be installed at a specific weather conditions. The best weather conditions are warm and dry with minimal wind. Your foam contractor can and will advise your on how and when it is safe to spray foam on your commercial roof. Do not mess with mother nature, listen to your contractor.

Finding the right foam contractor:

As foam roofing gains popularity in the commercial property market, you want to make sure you find a trained reputable foam contractor. Unlike traditional roofing, installing a SPF roof requires a lot of knowledge of the chemicals to be used and application techniques. Installation requires a high degree of training and technical expertise and most of all experience. You can be assured that at the White Roofing Systems Team of contractors have been trained to spray foam and coatings.

Check to make sure your potential contractors are trained and certified and take part in industry organizations.

Foam over spray can be a problem:

The spray application of the foam roofing system means that the wind could carry to spray onto cars and other surfaces of nearby properties. While this does not pose much a health concern, it is still a concern for the surrounding property. There are several ways to prevent this from happening to you. Have a talk with your contractor to ensure that they utilize industry best practices to prevent over spray. If it does happen, your contractor should cover the cleanup costs.

Poor roof surface preparation:

One of the biggest perks of spray polyurethane foam roofs is that they can be installed over most any existing roofs on most commercial buildings. However, if all the debris that has collected on the surface of the old roof is not completely cleaned off, the installation of foam roofing could be botched roof. If the spray polyurethane foam cannot properly adhere to a smooth clean surface, its durability or lifespan will be shortened. Talk with your contractor see how they plan to prepare your roof for the application on the foam roof.

Foam Roof Maintenance:

When you purchase a new foam roofing system, its best to ask for a warranty for your roof. Most manufacturer warranties require the contractor to perform repairs and inspections for the first couple years after the install. No roofing system is immune to needing repairs and maintenance, that’s why it’s important to keep up your warranty and work with your contractor that you trust. Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing Systems are becoming the go-to roofing system for commercial, industrial, and manufacturing facilities that are wanting a sustainable, economically efficient option for the property. Properly maintained your foam roof should last for years. Most manufacturing companies require the roof to be recoated every 10 to 18 years depending which warranty you buy.

Contact a professional Foam Roofing Contractor!

conklin roofing contractor, commercial roofing contractorBy contacting the White Roofing Systems Team of contractors in your area, you can be confident that you are getting a trained professional Conklin contractor that will do the job right the first time. All of our contractors have been selected to be list on here because of their high quality of work they perform on every roof they do!

 

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