2 Benefits Of Installing A Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Roof On Your Business's New Building

Posted on: 8 April 2021

If you have recently a commercial property for your business, you may have noticed that the single-ply membrane flat roof is damaged and needs to be replaced. While you could replace it with a new membrane roof, there are other options available, such as a spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roof.

Not only can an SPF roof be installed over the membrane roof to save both time and money, but this type of roofing system also offers a couple of other benefits.

1.  Seamless Application Provides Solid Protection Against Water Leaks 

One benefit that comes with having SPF installed on your commercial building's roof is that its application is seamless. With other methods, such as membrane or metal, there are seams between the sections of the roof.

While these sections are typically tight at the seams after installation, they do start to pull apart as time goes by. They also serve as a point of vulnerability for the roof, which makes the seams more prone to damage from impact or adverse weather conditions.

However, with an SPF roof, there are no seams. Since the liquid is sprayed on and solidifies as a single layer, there are no vulnerable points on the roof that can open up. This allows for more solid protection against water leaks.

2.  Material Is Less Prone to Cracking Due to Exposure to Rapid Temperature Changes

Another benefit of having an SPF roof over other systems on your business's building is that the material is less prone to cracking. With other materials such as asphalt, constant exposure to rapid temperature changes that cause the material to expand and contract can lead to cracking. This is especially true when the material is not pliable.

However, SPF is quite adept at expanding and contracting without causing stress to the roof. Since the material gives easily during this expansion and contraction because of its pliability, it is less likely to crack after years of subtle movement or even impact damage.

Besides providing solid water leak protection and having less of a chance of cracking because of temperature fluctuations, SPF roofing is faster to install because it is sprayed on in a liquid form and then solidifies. If you are interested in learning more about the advantages of having an SPF roof on your business's building, contact a contractor in your area who provides commercial roofing services to discuss your options.

To learn more, contact a resource like Danny Odom & Son Roofing.