Spray Foam Commercial Roofing Has Several Benefits That Make It A Good Choice For A New Roof

Putting a new roof on your commercial building can be a large expense. However, you don't want to cut corners on a roof and risk water damage. Fortunately, spray foam roofing is a less expensive than some other types of commercial roofing, and it provides excellent protection for your roof. Here are some benefits of spray foam commercial roofing.

Spray Foam Can Correct Drainage Issues

A spray foam roof can be applied in different thicknesses without the worry of too much added weight. This makes it possible for the contractor to alter the slope of your roof if it needs it so water will drain and stop ponding on the surface. This can be done as the new roof is put on by simply filling in sunken areas with more foam so they no longer collect water.

Spray Foam Roofing Can Be Repaired Easily

Spray foam commercial roofing can last for decades, but it's also possible the roof can be damaged by a bad storm when debris is hurled against the roof. Punctures and scratches can be repaired by applying more silicone to the top layer. A spray foam roof is made of two layers. The first one is the foam that cures into a hard surface, and the second is a coating of silicone that protects the roof. Damage to the roof is often confined to the silicone layer, and it can be repaired with a silicone patch material that seals the puncture or scratch. Also, if the coating wears down as the roof ages, a new coating can be applied without the need to tear off the spray foam.

Spray Foam Roofing Has No Seams

One important advantage of spray foam roofing is that it has no seams, and that means there is a much lower risk of roof leaks. There are no parts to join together to create seams. Instead, the foam is spread out over the roof, and it runs together before it hardens so there is a continuous protective layer over the roof that resists water intrusion and UV damage. The spray foam also resists air movement so hot air stays outside in the summer and inside your building in the winter.

No matter what kind of commercial roofing you have now, you may want to talk to a roofing contractor about switching to spray foam when it's time to get a new roof. Spray foam can be applied over many types of roofing, even asphalt, so you might save money over having to tear off the old roof. Spray foam can also be used on all roof slopes. However, spray foam is ideal for flat roofs, since it does such a good job of resisting water and it doesn't have any seams or pieces where water can enter or be driven under.