What Is Polyurethane Foam Roofing and Who Is It For?
Polyurethane foam roofing is one of the most popular options for commercial building operators today, but what is it? Also called SPF for short, polyurethane foam begins as a liquid. Professionals use special tools to spray this liquid onto the prepared roof surface of a commercial structure, where it then expands into a foam and hardens into a solid mass.
Any commercial or industrial structure with a large and flat roof can benefit from SPF as a roofing material. It stops and prevents leaks, reflects the sun’s UV energy, and lasts for decades when appropriately maintained. At Longhorn Enterprises, we’re highly skilled in providing SPF roofs.
Contract Polyurethane Foam Services From Our Experienced Team
At Longhorn Enterprises, we have years of hands-on experience in commercial roofing systems, including SPF. Having previously supported major roofing projects throughout the Dallas area, we are ready to apply our understanding to tackling even the largest commercial roofing projects. A fully mobile team, we aren’t restricted to serving businesses within Dallas — we travel throughout the region to meet our clients’ needs, including across state lines into Arkansas and Oklahoma. To discuss using our skills to install a new roof for your business, please contact us today.
How Polyurethane Foam Roofing Is Installed
The installation process is straightforward. First, we prepare the roofing surface by ensuring it’s in a condition acceptable for applying the foam. Next, we use special equipment to combine the components that create the expanding foam. Commercial roofing contractors use powerful hoses to spray down a solid layer of the roofing material, which hardens as it cures. The next step involves applying an elastomeric coating to provide UV resistance, weatherproofing, and fireproofing. The roof is then complete.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can spray foams stop leaks?
Yes. One of the most significant advantages of spray foam roofing is how it penetrates and seals cracks and crevices. Polyurethane foam creates a solid covering that prevents additional moisture from penetrating the roof.
How long does spray foam roofing last?
Foam roofing lasts at least as long as traditional materials, which enjoy a lifespan of about 20 years or more. However, a key advantage to foam roofing is that periodic maintenance and re-application extends the life of the roof to as many as 50 years.
Are foam roofs any good?
When properly applied by experienced professionals, spray polyurethane foam roofing is one of the most cost-effective and longest-lasting roofing options. They offer excellent energy efficiency, seamless coverings, and worry-free durability.
How much does it cost to Polyurethane Foam a roof?
Cost depends on multiple factors, but primarily ties in to the size of the roof in question and any decisions about additional protective coatings. Prices may vary from building to building. Contact Longhorn Enterprises today for a quote customized for your facility.