Posted on: 19 November 2018
Though the name sounds odd, spray-on roofing refers to polyurethane foam that is sprayed directly over your roof, where it rapidly increase in volume, hardens and provides a seamless solution to protect the interior of your property from weather conditions and water exposure. These distinctive material qualities and installation method give spray-on roofing a unique set of benefits – understanding what the most significant of those benefits are can help you decide if installing a spray-on roof is the right choice for you.
One of the largest advantages associated with spray-on roofing is that it is completely seamless. Since It is made out of foam that is sprayed over a large area, instead of individual panels or components that have to be fastened or secured together, there are no weak spots on a spray-on roof where water leaks can develop. Another thing to note is that spray-on roofing can be added to spots on your roof over time if divots appear where water accumulates: this allows for easy repairs in the future, ensuring improved drainage and a lower risk of interior water damage.
Vent and Chimney Installation
In a similar vein to the above point, one of the key benefits of spray-on roofing is how easily they can be installed around irregular roofing installations, like around the base of your chimney or around vents and fans that are located on your roof. This eliminates the need for the installation of flashing, which is a metal or plastic guard placed around the base of vents and other rooftop installations to prevent leaks.
Another thing to keep under consideration for spray-on roofing is the fact that it is extremely lightweight when compared to other types of roofing materials. Hardened polyurethane foam does not represent a significant burden to your roof, which means that you don't have to worry about installing added supports to hold it up. Further, the lightness of the material means that it can be easily installed over some other types of flat roofing materials – saving you money on having your old roof removed.
Finally, one last thing to note about spray-on roofs is that they are highly flexible. This means that they will be able to withstand physical pressure, like things falling on your roof, without breaking. It also means that they are more capable of withstanding temperature fluctuations, as polyurethane foam is able to expand and contract without cracking – and there are no seams that can become weakened over time as a result either.
Contact a flat roofing service for more help.Share