Architects, builders, and owners have created an awareness of sustainable building. This awareness has generated increased interest in the roofing industry to reveal a sustainable roofing system for commercial, industrial, and residential applications.
A system that doesn’t leak, supports energy conservation, and warrants the confidence of the building owner, engineer, and architect. That system is a Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation Roofing System.
SPF is a rigid, closed-cell plastic created by a combination of two liquid components, which react in seconds and can be walked on in a matter of minutes. These roofs provide high compressive strengths that increase durability, endure foot traffic, and resist impact and storm damage.
Life Cycle Cost
With the rising cost of building materials and the eradication of environmental resources, it is not feasible or profitable to incur expensive annual life cycle costs or to replace a roof every 10 to 15 years.
The life cycle cost of a roof is defined as the present value of all the costs associated with the roof from initial installation until reroof. Sustainable roof systems are becoming increasingly important. Sustainable systems installed by Green Building Solutions preserve natural resources, reduce landfill waste, and provide maximum life cycle cost efficiency.
There are three primary features of Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing that reduce annual life cycle cost:
ELIMINATE SEAMS AND JOINTS
SPF’s tenacious ability to adhere to most surfaces provides a watertight monolithic seal around penetrations, up parapet walls, and other parts of the structure without the use of mechanical flashings, in most cases.
BUILD POSITIVE DRAINAGE
Polyurethane foam can be sprayed in various thicknesses to create positive drainage and eliminate ponding water. Ponding water is the principal indication of inadequate drainage, a frequent cause of roof leaks. Roof leaks accelerate roof deterioration.
ADD A WEATHER RESISTANT COATING
After the SPF has been applied to the proper thickness and finish specifications, a protective layer of elastomeric coating is added. This protective layer produces a UV resistant and sustainable surface.
Key Benefits of Sustainable Spray Foam Roofing
- Adds Superior Insulation Value
- Colors Available
- Elastomeric (stretches-not prone to split)
- Fast Trouble-Free Installation
- Free of Asbestos and Formaldehyde
- International Code Council Complaint
- Noise is Reduced or Eliminated
- Rodent & Bird Proof, No Nutritional Value
- Roof Structure is Strengthened
- Seamless – No Weak Points for water to enter
- Stops Leaks
- Strongly adheres to a Variety of Surfaces
- Thermal movement is reduced or Eliminated
- U.V. Stable… Won’t yellow in the sun
- UL and FM Listed
- Virtually Maintenance Free
- Will take foot traffic, tank units, etc