Can Winter Rapidly Affect SPF Roofs?
For most property owners, winter can be a huge problem. The low, freezing temperatures of winter can rapidly affect building materials. For example, stucco can’t last long enough to remain beside a pile of snow because the cold temperatures will affect its integrity. Most building owners and administrators will hire numerous contractors to repair, address, and inspect various areas of their property before winter arrives.
Spray polyurethane foam is a highly-reliable roofing material, cladding, and insulation material for many buildings. You’ve seen them perform exceptionally during summer, but you’re probably wondering if they can outlast the cold bite of winter. These are inexpensive, easy to install, and highly reliable materials. Applicators can install them within 24-72 days, complete with curing.
Here are a few things to help alleviate your concerns.
Great Temperature Resistance
Spray polyurethane foam has high elemental and temperature resistance. They can withstand extreme heat and snow during the summer and winter. They can sit beside a cold pile of snow and remain unscathed. While they will require re-applications during their later years, they will remain standing and capable of withstanding the cold of snow and harshness of summer heat.
Closed-cell SPF is one of the most formidable buildings and insulating materials. They have top-notch environmental resistance and can handle blunt impact damage. Many building owners feel confident about their closed-cell SPF roofs, even if some hailstorm threats are looming.
The changing temperatures during winter can mean huge problems for traditional materials. For example, extreme temperature exposure can crack or split asphalt shingles. Wood can suffer from moisture damage, eventually turning into wood rot that weakens its structural integrity. SPF freezes and heats up like other regular roofing materials, but it doesn’t suffer from severe structural damage.
Continuing the comparison of SPF and traditional commercial roofing material performance during winter, single-ply rubber will freeze during winter. Their seams can lift upwards due to the consistent contraction and expansion. This will allow water to pass through the underlayment and damage the roof’s overall structural integrity.
SPF will not bend, uplift, or shrink when the temperatures change, making them a much more dependable material.
A Quick Winter Roofing Solution
Now that we’ve established SPF’s durability and dependability during winter, it offers one more great benefit. Any building owner whose roof recently suffered severe damage after a storm can strip off their old single-ply roofing material. Then, they can have SPF applicators create a new one that is far more durable but installs much more quickly.
SPF isn’t an invincible roofing material. It will thin by millimeters as the years pass. However, it possesses exceptional durability, dependability, and performance far better than traditional building materials. If you need to reinforce or completely strip it off, specialists can remove your SPF material and replace it with a new one. You can even spay over the old material to ensure it has enough thickness to protect your home.
If you have yet to find a reliable SPF installation specialist, you can always count on Ener Spray to provide top-notch services. Our experienced and capable applicators ensure you get excellent applications with the right amount of spray polyurethane foam. Call us today to get started.