In most cases, industrial, commercial, or manufacturing facilities employ flat-roof technology. The biggest reason for this is the cost savings – you just don’t need as many materials with a flat roof compared to a sloped or pitched roof. In many cases, a flat roof can also be used to store additional machinery, such as heating and cooling (HVAC) systems.
Fewer materials and more equipment storage are certainly assets when it comes to flat roofs, but there is one very big negative. If the roof isn’t properly constructed, or won’t allow excess water to drain off, the extra weight could affect the integrity of the structure. Not to mention the increased likelihood of leaks.
Spray Foam Roofing
While there are many pros and cons of a flat roof, there are steps you can take as a plant or facility owner to ensure your roof can hold up to the specific weather conditions in the Pacific Northwest. Commercial roofing material is the first line of defense against the elements, and annual maintenance and repair is the best way to keep it strong.
Spray foam roofing systems are designed to be used in low slope or flat roof designs. Closed-cell spray foam roofing is a high-density roof foam that is designed specifically for roof applications. In most cases where a single-ply roof works, spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing is an ideal choice.
In cases where there is standing water on the roof — or “ponding” — our certified applicators use their combined 50 years of experience to ensure that your roof is channeled to have all ponding water eliminated. SPF roofing systems are also easier to maintain than many other flat-roof systems.
Another reason a spray foam roof works so well is in the actual application of the material. With the foam sprayed, our team will then apply the necessary roof coating. This material comes in many different colors and options that can achieve a 20-year warranty.
Keep Costs Down
On top of all of these great benefits is energy cost savings that can be achieved by using foam insulation material as a roof. By adding an added layer of insulation, your facility will stay warmer in the cooler months and cooler during the summer.
As an added layer of protection, spray foam can be applied under the roof to create a watertight seal. Your HVAC systems won’t have to work as hard and by preventing leaks, you won’t have to worry about water forming on the facility floor. That can cause a dangerous situation and lose production time if there’s an accident.
Where Does A Spray Foam Roof Work?
What makes Spray-On Foam roofing material do desirable is the ability to work in almost any situation. Instead of cutting materials to fit around vents or other equipment, foam easily fills all of the nooks and crannies before expanding to create a water-tight membrane.
Plus, spray foam roofs can easily adhere to all existing roof substrates, including single-ply roofing, tar roofing, coated roofing, and Mod Bit roofing. It will also stop condensation on metal roofs. Our spray foam material also acts as fireproofing, buying extra time to quell structure fires.
Work With Proven Experience
Spray-On Foam has been serving the Pacific Northwest Area Since 1973 and is a locally- and family-owned owned company. In addition to commercial applications, we also provide superior insulation, sound-proofing, and more for residential use, too. Asbestos abatement, vapor warriors, and block fill in foundations are just a few of the other services we provide.
Have a situation where Spray-On Foam may provide the perfect solution. Contact us today for a free estimate.