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Foam roofing is essentially polyurethane foam roofing. It is used in homes across Phoenix and in Arizona, mainly because it helps homeowners keep cool with it being white in color and reflective of the harsh AZ sun.
If you can, imagine the difference between the temperature of the cool roof to the left and say, a black shingle roof. Also imagine how much less the HVAC system on the cool roof house has to work in the summer.
Foam Roofing Materials
The main material used in foam roofing is polyurethane. It is made up of the alcohol named ‘polyol’, and the organic compound ‘isocyanate’. A petroleum-based product, polyurethane is very sustainable and does a remarkable job at insulating and protecting your house for as long as you live in it.
The following types of coatings are usually used for your foam roof:
Most of these are white or light-colored for maximum coolness/insulation.
Why should you choose a foam roof?
The blowing agent used to apply the foam roof is completely free from chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). This makes spray foam roofing a green roofing solution. You can feel good about your home and the biggest home of all – our planet; because when you enjoy the benefits of Jim Brown and Sons Roofing’s foam roofing, the environment enjoys it too.
Insulation is one of polyurethane’s major strong points. In the summer the roof keeps heat off the home. The same insulation helps keep the heat within the house in the winter to keep you warm. This superior insulation also helps control your energy consumption, so you can go green and save some greens as well.
Foam roofing has a closed-cell structure. This enables the foam roof to play the role of a virtually impenetrable fence, keeping water at bay. In addition to warding off water, it also diminishes dew point and condensation issues. Moreover, by facilitating appropriate drainage, the foam roof keeps water from collecting despite rain.
For any Type of Roof
With polyurethane foam roofing you don’t have to think too much. It can be applied to just about any kind of roof. Despite any uneven surfaces the roof can be sprayed on by the foam.
Roofs are meant to be durable and spray foam roofing makes sure yours is long-lasting and resilient, protecting your Phoenix roof for as long as you live under it.
How Foam Roofing is Used
A machine is used to heat polyol and isocyanate, the main components of polyurethane. Their mixture is created after being heated and a spray gun is used to apply the foam. At first it is sprayed a liquid, so it can easily be used to cover the entire roof in a seamless coat, providing maximum stability.
It is essential that there are no impurities on the roof surface such as oil or any chemical. Once the polyurethane has been sprayed, it needs another layer for solar protection. This foam roof coating further strengthens your roof.
Cool, Energy-Efficient Foam Roofing
One of the biggest reasons behind foam roofing’s popularity is its ability to keep your home’s temperature, and the electric bill, down.
We use Energy Star-rated products for your roofing. These products have the potential to slash your energy bills by half. With the right coating and maintenance, that we gladly provide, you can make the most of this energy-efficient and cost-effective, roofing system.
Such foam roofing reflects a great proportion of the sun’s heat (reflectivity), and lets out considerable heat from your house (emissivity). This invariably results in a substantially cooler environment and the low energy bill that naturally accompanies it. By using white or light-colored roof layers to ward off UV rays and solar heat we can reduce the roof’s temperature by as much as 100° degrees F.
Make the Most of Foam Roofing with Jim Brown and Sons Roofing
The combination of ease and benefits makes foam roofs a favorable roofing choice for home owners across Phoenix. Rest assured that we help you make the most of the benefits inherent to foam roofing. Jim Brown and Sons Roofing is also a proud member of the Arizona Cool Roof Council.
If you are interested in installing or repairing your foam roof, cal us today for your free consultation at 623.247.9252.