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Breaking Down The Latest SPF Life Cycle Assessment

Industrial and commercial properties have much to gain from SPF. In addition, with its high-performance level and astounding resilience, SPF is an affordable alternative for many roofing and cladding projects.

However, SPF is like any other material. Over the years, its capability can degenerate despite its high manufacturing standards. In addition, environmental factors and other aspects can affect its overall lifespan.

The SPFA SPF life cycle collaborative study with Thinkstep in 2018 shows that many market-available SPF products can flawlessly reach up to 50-75 years. Here are a few more SPF life cycle details below.

Low Environmental Impact

According to the study, SPF has a low environmental impact from manufacturing and removal. In the study, manufacturers can quickly recycle aged SPF roofs and other accessory materials from buildings.

Plus, existing SPF specialists’ roof removal and collection strategies effectively introduce zero environmental impact throughout the process. However, the study indicates that only specialist SPF roofers can perform low environmental impact recycling procedures. Therefore, it’s best to work only with professionals in removing or restoring your roof.

Manual Labor Removal

SPF removal specialists only require a contained environment and special protective equipment to remove SPF roofing manually. The material efficiently attaches to roofs to achieve its excellent functionality. However, teams can easily peel and pry them off roofing structures without additional tools. In doing so, it reduces the possible structural damages and preparation time needed for SPF reapplication.

Zero Environmental Waste Damage

Effectively removed SPF material introduces zero environmental waste in a controlled and contained environment. Spray foam open and closed-cell chunks do not contaminate the environment and are easy to recycle for future usage. However, SPF specialists contain all possible debris in a single spot when working near bodies of water, sewage, and water sources.

Possible Reapplication

All SPF material less than 75 years of age will not need to peel off. In the study, reapplication is a much faster and resource-friendly process. Specialists can introduce an additional SPF roofing or cladding coat that dries within 48-72 hours. Therefore, any property that needs elemental protection with a restored roof can quickly get it with a week-wide SPF installation and application.

Potential For Reduced Environmental Footprint

One of the study’s biggest highlights for areas of improvement focuses on HFC-class SPF material production. The study encourages manufacturers to introduce new methods that reduce HFC emissions to reduce their impact on global warming. 

Truthfully, SPF requires careful handling. However, its cured state guarantees it can never harm anyone and the environment as long as specialists have carefully applied the material.

All SPF specialists have effective training and education from the SPFA. If you’re working with an SPFA-certified specialist, your commercial or industrial property is in good hands. Truthfully, all SPFA certification courses ensure you’re working with highly educated professionals.

If you have yet to find a reliable team to work with, you can always count on us at Ener-Spray. With our decades of experience, high-quality equipment, and well-trained professionals, you’ll always have the best results for all your projects. So contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.