The science and industry of roofing materials have come a long way since the days of standard gravel roofing. The master-certified roofing contractors here at ARP Roofing & Remodeling work hard to stay up to date with the latest roofing practices and standards.
Since the 1970s, spray foam, or closed-cell polyurethane foam, has been utilized for its versatility and superior insulative properties. When used as a roofing material, spray foam comes with several benefits when compared to other roofing systems.
So, is spray foam right for you? Well, that will depend on several factors that our team will be more than happy to sort out to help you find the ideal roofing solution.
Like any roofing material, spray foam has a list of pros and cons that distinguish it from other roofing materials and make it ideal for some situations while unsuitable for others. We proudly offer our customers various options and are determined to find the best material fit for every situation.
To help our customers determine whether or not spray foam is a good option for them, we’ve compiled this list of pros and cons associated with using spray foam.
Because the materials are relatively inexpensive and it’s simple to install, spray foam roofing is more affordable when compared to many other forms of roofing material.
An R-value is an official standard at which insulation ratings are measured. Spray foam is known to have the highest R-value in relation to its thickness when compared to any other roofing material. A high R-value can directly translate into lower and more consistent utility bills.
Spray foam is applied as a pressurized liquid that expands and dries in place over your existing roofing materials. This application method allows for a seamless roof that’s watertight and resists mildew and mold growth.
Spray foam is better for the environment when compared to things like asphalt shingles because its manufacturing process doesn’t require the use of fossil fuels.
Spray foam is both flexible and resistant to changes in temperature and wind. This means that you don’t have to worry about spray foam cracking during the shifts in temperatures as the seasons change.
Spray foam doesn’t come without a few cons of its own. and we think it’s essential to be transparent about all aspects of every material that we install.
The most apparent negatives associated with the use of spray foam are listed below.
Due to the nature of the application, there is a risk that foam will accidentally be sprayed where it isn’t needed. While this risk is impossible to eliminate, our team is committed to leaving every job site looking its best, and we will go out of our way to leave no traces of our work besides a beautifully finished roof.
Spray foam can only be installed when it’s dry and at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit outside. These limitations narrow the window of time that spray foam can successfully be installed.
As a roofing material, spray foam doesn’t have a set lifespan, but the average spray foam roof installation is expected to last at least 20 years. Most roofs will last longer — 20 years just happens to be the limit of the standard warranty period, which can generally be extended through reapplications.
If you’re looking for a roofing contractor and want nothing less than the company with the biggest selection of roof materials in San Antonio, Victoria, Helotes and San Marcos, don’t hesitate to call us today! Our roofing experts are eager to establish a reputation for work excellence and superior customer service, one roof at a time. ARP stands for Affordable, Reliable and Professional, and we stand by our commitment to live up to every one of those statements.
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