|Heat Rain Fire $1.65–$2.5 per sq ft|
|Heat Rain Fire $1.65 – $2.5 per sq ft|
Foam Roofs & Spray Foam Roofing Installation
Primarily used on commercial properties, foam roofing is gaining popularity among homeowners because of its durability and energy efficiency. It is dependable, has a long lasting life expectancy, and is very affordable. Spray foam roofing when sprayed on a roof deck surface provides excellent water resistance and thermal insulation because it is seamless, leaving no joints for rainwater to leak through to your interior or for air conditioning to escape from your home through your foam roof.
Polyurethane foam roofing can be applied over an existing roof, but it does requires a clean surface for proper application. It must be dry and free of contaminants like oil. The final step of the process is the application of a protective elastomeric topcoat. The topcoat is essential to protecting and sealing the foam roofing from potential damage caused by the sun’s UV rays, stretching (due to temperature changes), moisture, and fire.
Spray foam roofs are significantly lighter than traditional roofing systems like asphalt, putting less stress on the frame of your home. Spray foam roofing is also able to prevent standing water, a common problem with conventional roofing systems. To do this, your installer will build up areas of greater foam thickness while spraying so that water will drain properly. Without this safeguard, water accumulation could lead to a roof collapse.
Spray Foam Roofing Cost
- Foam Roof Costs: $1.65 -$2.50 per square foot.
- $2475 – $9000 for a 1500 square foot roof.
- Foam Roofing Life Expectancy: 50+ years.
- Energy Efficient.
- High Insulation Helps Save on Energy Bills.
- Low Installation Costs.
Foam roofing costs start at around $1.65 to $2.50 per square foot installed, but could cost as much as $3.00 to $6.00 or more per square foot. Assuming a roof size of 1,500 square feet, that’s a total estimated cost of $2,475 to $9,000. In addition to the low installation cost, joint-free foam eliminates the need for costly repairs to fix roof leaks. Also, because SPF is so dense, you may be able to save money on attic insulation costs.
Spray Foam Roofing Coating Insulation – Energy Efficiency
As much as 40% of your home’s energy is lost due to air infiltration. Spray foam roofing prevents even the smallest gaps, cracks, and holes from which valuable energy could escape. SPF has the best insulating properties currently available. SPF roofs also reduce thermal shorts, because unlike shingles they do not require metal fastening since the foam bonds directly to the roof deck in a continuous layer of insulation. The Department of Energy estimates that 56% of the energy used in your home goes toward heating and cooling, so using SPF as a safeguard against energy leaks will have a big impact on your monthly utility bills.
In terms of your environmental footprint, SPF roofs can also be applied over your existing roof, saving significant demolition costs and diverting waste from local landfills–traditional roofing products contribute an estimated 20 billion pounds of waste to U.S. landfills on an annual basis.
Foam Roof Repair
Every 10 or 15 years, depending on the type and amount of foam roof coating installed, your spray foam roof will need to be cleaned, primed, and recoated. If this is done, then a good-quality spray foam roof could last 50 years or longer.
Foam Roofs – Other Things to Consider
Spray foam roofing should be installed by a professional foam roofing contractor under very specific weather conditions. There is a narrow range of outdoor temperature and humidity levels in which SPF can be installed and not adhering to those guidelines can compromise the integrity of the roof. Even trace amounts of surface moisture on the substrate can result in the foam’s failure to adhere correctly. The optimal climate for applying an SPF roof is warm and dry with no wind. Depending on where you live, you may have to wait months for the perfect conditions.
You may also be interested in some of these roof type options as well:
- Copper Roof
- Clay Roof Tiles
- Concrete Tile Roof
- Foam Roofing
- Hip Roofing
- Metal Roof
- Rubber Roofing
- Slate Tile Roofing
- Standing Seam Metal Roof
- Steel Roof
- Tar and Gravel Roofing
- Tile Roofing
- Tin Roofs