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 proportioning equipment 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 of Texas, we’re highly skilled in providing SPF roofs.
Spray foam is ideally used where energy is use is a concern. The spray on application is self-flashing, which allows for easily sealing penetrations such as AC curbs and roof hatches. It can be applied in varying degrees of thickness to achieve the desired R-value. In many cases, SPF can be retro-fitted over most membranes.
Contract Polyurethane Foam Services From Our Experienced Team
At Longhorn Enterprises of Texas, we have years of hands-on experience in commercial roofing systems, including SPF. Having previously supported major roofing projects throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We specialize in multi-level office buildings. Our ability to set up shop on the rooftop allows us to install an energy tight system, that would otherwise require cranes, elevators, or scaffolding.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does spray foam roofing last?
Foam roofing life expectancy largely depends on weather conditions. However, a key advantage to foam roofing is that periodic maintenance and the application of the elastomeric coating extend the life of the roof.
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 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 of Texas today for a quote customized for your facility.