Differentiating Between SPF and Tri-Thermal Roofing
Spray polyurethane foam and tri-thermal roofing are both excellent materials that make commercial roofing much faster, affordable, and capable. Both materials offer excellent results, but let’s differentiate each one to help you choose the most suitable material for your commercial property
What is Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing?
Spray polyurethane foam roofing is a type of roofing insulation that is sprayed onto the underside of the roof deck. The foam insulation can help to reduce air leaks and heat transfer.
Spray foam also provides an effective fire barrier, which can help to prevent fire damage to the home. It also contains no harmful chemicals and doesn’t require any special ventilation when installed properly.
The spray polyurethane foam roofing is made up of two components: a liquid and a gas. When these two components are mixed together, they form polyurethane foam that expands to fill any space available in the area it’s sprayed onto.
How to Choose the Right Type of Spray Foam for Your Home
There are many different types of spray foam insulation on the market to choose from. The type you choose will depend on your needs and budget.
The three main types of spray foam are open cell, closed cell, and semi-rigid foam. Open cell is the cheapest option but also has the lowest R-value rating. Closed cell is more expensive but offers higher R-value ratings. Semi-rigid foam is even more expensive but offers a higher R-value rating than closed cells and can be used in areas where open cells would not work well, such as in attics.
What are the Benefits of Using a Spray Foam Roof?
- Reduces Air Leakage: The seal that is created by spray polyurethane foam helps reduce air leakage.
- Reduces Heat Loss: Spray polyurethane foam reduces heat loss by providing an insulated layer that wraps around all of the building materials, like insulation. It also seals the building envelope, which reduces air leakage around window frames, around doors, and through cracks in the wall.
- Protects Against Water Damages: Spray polyurethane foam protects against water damages by sealing gaps around pipes, gaps in the foundation, and other water sources.
Introduction: What is Tri-Thermal Roofing?
Tri-Thermal Roofing is a roofing system that has three layers and is designed to reduce the amount of energy used to cool and heat a building. The three layers are an outer layer, an insulating layer, and a reflective inner layer.
The reflective inner layer reflects solar radiation from the sun, which reduces the need for air conditioning in summer months. The insulation layer traps heat during winter months, which prevents heat from escaping out of the building.
What are the Benefits of Tri-Thermal Roofs? List Them Below
- Less Heat Retention: Tri-thermal roofing reduces heat retention by allowing heat to escape from the home. Unlike the typical asphalt shingles, tri-thermal roofing is a reflective roofing product that reflects up to 97% of sunlight and prevents it from entering the home.
- Easier to Install: The single-ply roofing materials need a lot of preparation, such as a base and a deck. The installation process is more complex and requires more time, which is time that the crew could have been installing the roof.
- Energy Efficiency: The use of tri-thermal roofs is a passive design strategy that incorporates an airgap to allow for higher insulation, which in turn ensures the roof will stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This property also makes it more durable.
You can always count on us at Ener-Spray to provide you with the best SPF roofing services for your commercial properties. Contact us today to learn more.