For many thousands of years, humans have sought numerous means of shelter. From caves to straw huts to asphalt shingles, we’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t. Centuries of innovation have given us spray foam roofing, which uses special polyurethane foam to fill in all the cracks and crevices in a roof. Here’s a brief look at spray foam roofing and how it can benefit your home or business.
- Leak Prevention
Though Tempe doesn’t see much rain, a few Tempe-area roofs leak every time there’s a rain storm—particularly flat roofs, which sometimes collect pools of water. While other roofs are filled with cracks through which water can seep into the building, spray foam roofing is different. Once sprayed on the roof, polyurethane foam expands up to 30 times its original volume and promptly hardens, forming a solid, crack-proof surface.
- Insulation Value
Considering the extreme Tempe sun, many homeowners are forced to endure searing temperatures or else pay a considerable amount in cooling costs. However, spray foam roofing provides an excellent alternative. The insulating properties of polyurethane foam make it more difficult for heat to penetrate the roof, while the white color reflects a significant amount of sunlight back into the sky. If installed correctly, a spray foam roof can keep you comfortable and reduce your energy consumption.
- Weather Resistance
Every year, millions of shingles blow away during windstorms, costing homeowners millions of dollars in repairs. Spray foam roofing, on the other hand, is surprisingly weather resistant—particularly when given a protective coating. Since polyurethane foam can handle extreme weather in other parts of the country, it can definitely withstand the occasional Tempe windstorm.
If you’d like to learn more about spray foam roofing, contact Gryphon Roofing & Remodeling. Over the past 25 years, we’ve applied spray foam to the roofs of hundreds of homes and businesses. If you call us today at (877) 435-4526, we’ll gladly lend our expertise to your roofing project.