How Long Does SPF Roofing Last?
A few years ago, spray polyurethane (SPF) became the new alternative to traditional roofing materials. The SPFF coating can last up to 30 years and requires no further upkeep. Polyurethane is a long-lasting building material that is used for covering roofs. It is an effective waterproofing material that resists water, snow, ice and provides exceptional insulation.
A poor installation of spray foam is a common complaint among homeowners. The most common reason for this complaint is the lack of proper adhesion with the substrate. Spray foam roofing typically requires a thorough and consistent application to achieve full performance. Not doing so will decrease its lifespan and performance drastically. In addition, various factors such as age or exposure to UV radiation can shorten its lifespan.
Factors Involved in Lengthening Its Lifespan
We greatly recommend using a highly-rated SPF applicator to maintain and repair your SPF roof. These professionals have long-term experience, knowledge, and equipment to deliver satisfying results for your roofing needs. Certified and highly-trained SPF applicators, such as Ener Spray, guarantee that you’ll have a newly-sprayed SPF roof that can last for 20-30 years.
Exposure to the elements is a major factor in your SPF roof’s lifespan. If you live in a heavy-storm area, your roof will always suffer from possible roofing damages that require re-layering and repairs.
If you have problematic roof foundations and joists, your SPF roof’s lifespan will become drastically short. The blowing wind and heavy rains can easily crush your foundations and damage your roof.
Proper Maintenance for SPF Roofs
Spray polyurethane foam is an effective roofing material because it is water-resistant, lightweight, and highly durable. However, to assure that the foam remains properly sealed, spray polyurethane foam roofs require regular maintenance procedures.
These procedures require regular measurements and layer reapplications where necessary. First, experts will use special measuring tools and installation equipment to remove damaged parts. Then, they’ll re-apply the same material and wait for it to cure to provide repairs.
Repairs require much more work than maintenance because of the huge damage to a single area. Minor repairs can cost from 5-10% of the total cost of repairs, while full-on repairs can be half or 3/4 the price of a fresh spray polyurethane foam installation.
For this reason, some SPF roofers ask homeowners to replace their roofs entirely instead.
How Does The SPF Roof Replacement Process Work?
First, they will strip off SPF material that is problematic. For example, mold-covered hardened foam will impede the curing of new SPF materials, so they will remove these aged, hardened foams.
Second, they will measure the entire SPF roofing material’s size. If it’s less than their standard specifications, they will slate the roofing area for reapplication.
Third, the applicators will apply SPF material on the older SPF roofing materials that are still durable. In most cases, aged foam roofs won’t need complete removals because the new SPF material can pour into and improve their integrity.
If you have yet to find a dependable SPF applicator for your roofing needs, you can always count on us at Ener-Spray for all your needs. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.