The quality of your commercial roofing system can influence the comfort and energy efficiency of your commercial space. There are many choices available on the market when it comes to commercial roofing materials. If you are looking to invest in a roofing material that will perform well over time, then you should consider a foam roofing system.
Foam roofing has the potential to reduce your energy costs and improve drainage to help prevent potential leaks from forming in the future. Consider these three major benefits that a foam roofing system will provide when the time to replace your commercial roofing materials arrives.
1. Foam Roofing Is Durable
Maintaining your commercial space can be a costly endeavor. You want to invest in a roofing material that will withstand the test of time. Foam roofing materials are made from a polyurethane foam with a closed-cell design, meaning that the roofing materials will not soak up any excess water that finds its way onto your commercial roof.
Spray foam roofing also has the ability to protect commercial buildings from the potential dangers of thermal expansion. The polyurethane foam reflects the heat of the sun rather than absorbing it, which prevents the underlying roof decking from expanding and contracting as outdoor temperatures fluctuate.
Your foam roofing system will remain intact over a longer period of time, preserving the structural stability of your commercial space well into the future.
2. Foam Roofing Is More Resistant to Leaks
The primary purpose of a building’s roofing system is to provide a barrier between the interior of the building and any moisture that exists in the surrounding environment. Traditional roofing materials are installed in sections, which can result in the creation of seams where sections meet one another. Seams in a roofing system are vulnerable to water penetration.
Foam roofing systems are sprayed onto the surface of a commercial roof in a continuous manner. This seamless design eliminates any weak points where water might penetrate your commercial roof. By selecting a foam roofing system, you can protect your commercial space against the potential dangers – like mold or structural damage – of a leaking roof.
3. Foam Roofing Requires Less Maintenance
The last thing you want to do is invest a lot of time and effort into the maintenance of your commercial roof. But without ongoing maintenance, traditional roofing systems can begin to fail. Luckily, a foam roofing system can last for several years with minimal maintenance.
Once the polyurethane foam product has been applied to your roof, you will need to invest in a second coat per your contractor’s recommendations. Re-coating your foam roofing system early requires less prep work before applying the second coat. The second coat will also adhere to your existing foam roof more effectively and result in a proper seal.
Following the application of the second coat, the roof will need minor touch-ups to preserve the integrity of your commercial building’s foam roofing system.
A roof is something that should be given adequate attention if you want to preserve the integrity of your commercial building. A foam roofing system can lower your operating costs and help increase the profitability of your company by reducing the amount of maintenance required to ensure that your commercial roof performs properly. So when the time to upgrade or replace your commercial roofing system arrives, consider the benefits you will enjoy when you opt for a foam roofing system.
Contact the experienced roofing professionals at SUNVEK for additional information about foam roofing. We can help you determine if upgrading to a foam roofing system is the right option for your commercial space.