The roof is one of the most important structures of your entire home. After all, your roof keeps the outside, outside. While traditional options, like asphalt and metal, are common, they aren't the only options available. A foam roof is another alternative. Foam roofs are designed from a polyurethane material. Although it's sprayed on in a liquid form, once dried, it provides a cohesive surface that can't be penetrated.
When it comes to a new roof installation, the materials and process of installing the new roof only serve as a part of the cost. Another, large, part of the total cost involves removing the old roofing materials. Unlike other traditional options, a foam roof installation doesn't require that you remove your old roofing materials.
Instead, because of its light weight, foam roof can be installed on top of the existing roof, saving you money. If you need a new roof, but don't necessarily have a large budget, you might to consider the idea of installing a foam roof.
Increased Water Protection
All roofs are meant to be waterproof. However, traditional roofs have both joints and seams that put their waterproof protection in jeopardy. As the roof ages, these small cracks only grow larger, creating a large space for water to penetrate.
Foam roofs are free of joints and seams, allowing them to offer greater protection. If you live in a climate that experiences high amounts of rain or snow, this feature can be especially beneficial. Additionally, for low areas of your roof that are subject to ponding water, the foam can add height to the area, eliminating this risk.
Enhanced Thermal Performance
Keeping your home cool in the summer involves more than a well-functioning air conditioning system. Your home's ability to provide resistance to the sun's thermal rays is also part of the equation. This is especially true when it comes to your roof.
The foam used for this style of roof can be enhanced for a greater R-value. The greater the R-value, the greater the material's ability to resist heat flow. A foam roof can naturally help keep your home cooler. For you, this means that your home will be more comfortable and that you will have lower cooling costs.
Keeping your home protected involves installing a solid and secure roof. Don't be afraid to choose a nontraditional option if it will offer your home the type of protection you need.