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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 For Homes in Phoenix
The main material used in Phoenix Residential 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 You Should Choose a Foam Roof For Your Phoenix Home
Eco-friendly Roof Materials in Phoenix
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.
Incredible Roof Insulation
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 the rain.
For Any Type of Roof in Phoenix
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.
Longer Life Expectency From Our Phoenix Roofs
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 We Install Foam Roofs in Phoenix
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 in Phoenix, AZ
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 Phoenix Foam Roofing with Jim Brown and Sons Roofing
The combination of ease and benefits makes foam roofs a favorable roofing choice for homeowners 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, call us today for your free consultation at 623.247.9252.
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PHOENIX FOAM ROOFING FAQs
Is spray foam a healthy and environmentally sound choice for my home?
Spray foam roofs have several benefits. Their reflective nature helps reduce the urban island effect. In addition, there is never anything to tear off so there is no waste when replacing your roof.
What are the benefits of using foam roofing?
Foam roofing will give you added insulation to your home increasing your homes R value. Foam roofing is an excellent choice for hard to reach areas or a roof with a lot of equipment on it. Most foam roofs have a white reflective coating applied on top of the foam creating an even more energy saving roof system.
Why should I consider a foam roof for my new or existing home?
Foam roofing can solve roof leaks that are actually being caused from your stucco parapet walls. Stucco is a porous, absorbent material and if there are voids in it, you will think your roof is leaking when it is actually the walls. You can lower your energy bill by adding insulation and a reflective coating. Check with your local city and federal government to see if you qualify for a tax credit if you install an energy efficient roof.
What is sprayed polyurethane foam?
Sprayed polyurethane foam is a two part chemical that is sprayed through a heated hose. When the two parts are combined in the heated gun, they react and create a foam that almost instantly hardens on the roof.
How long can a foam roofing last?
If properly maintained, it can last forever. The most important part of a foam roof is maintenance. It is important to keep the coating in good shape so that the sun does not bake the foam under the coating. It is also important to keep your foam roof clean of dirt and vegetation. Dirt and vegetation will allow weeds, plants and even trees grow on your roof! With vegetation comes bugs, with bugs comes animals such as birds who like to eat the bugs. If there is one thing we can recommend, more than any other system, it’s maintenance.
What kind of R-value does a foam roof have?
Every manufacturer has a slightly different R value but generally speaking you can expect to get 6-7 R-Value per inch of foam installed.
Is a foam roof energy efficient?
Yes, foam roofing is one of the most energy efficient roofs there are. It gives you added insulation, increasing your R-Value, along with a white reflective coating.
Are foam roofing systems as durable as traditional asphalt-based flat-roof roofing systems?
Sadly no, but the pros of a foam roofing system far outweigh the cons.
Do foam roofs require a lot of maintenance?
They do not require a lot of maintenance but they do require maintenance if you would like them to last for decades versus years.
Are foam roofs fire safe?
Are foam roofs UV protectant?
Yes, foam roofs are coated with a reflective roof coating. The sun will deteriorate the coating over time and it is necessary to recoat your roof about every 5 years.