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Major Differences Between SPF and Tri-Thermal Roofing Systems

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is an integral component of tri-thermal roofing installations. However, SPF can stand alone as a dependable roofing material for commercial and residential flat roofs.

Truthfully, tri-thermal roofing (TTR) has a higher durability and insulation rating than SPF. However, they both have pros and cons suitable for numerous situations. Here are five of them.

SPF Roofs: Quick Installation

It’s easy to install an SPF roof. Within three days, property owners have a brand new roof without toxic fumes or any dangers associated with tri-thermal roofing. Installation teams will apply SPF over the flat roofing structure. If your existing roof has a sound structure, then SPF roofers can apply SPF over them to fill the gaps, cracks, and everything else in between.

Tri-Thermal Roofs: Highly Durable

All property owners who have used tri-thermal roofs can attest to their durability and dependability. As a sandwiched, three-layered material, including SPF, has exceptional resistance against hail, wind, and snowstorms.

Cost is one major issue among property owners who had seen success with TTR roofing. However, if you’re willing to invest time and effort in long-lasting roofing material, TTR roofs will always be a great option.

SPF Roofs: Easy Maintenance and Repairs

TTR has various layers that compose its structural integrity and protective capability. However, SPF’s single layer can withstand missiles and other hazards. Plus, applicators can immediately spray over damaged areas during maintenance routines. 

SPF roofs will have decreasing layers over time because of wear and tear. However, maintenance and restoration teams can bring back your SPF’s integrity with a simple spray-over.

Tri-Thermal Roofing: Requires a Professional Repair Team

Unfortunately, with TTR maintenance and repair teams, you’ll need a sizeable repair team to inspect and restore the damaged TTR material. They’ll remove the top layer, inspect the sandwiched SPF, and then look at the bottom layer.

In doing so, it’ll take much more time and use plenty of non-financial resources to improve your TTR. Plus, the roofer will possibly recommend you get a TTR replacement if it’s thoroughly damaged.

SPF Roofs: Excellent UV Protection

Attic-applied SPF can insulate property interiors and decrease external temperature dissipation. Plus, its UV protective capability reflects UV rays away from the property, reducing further absorption.

Both TTR and SPF reflect UV rays and slow down temperature and sound passage through its dense barrier. The two materials are the primary choice among architects when it comes to capable insulation.

Tri-Thermal Roofing: Best Insulation

However, TTR introduces much better insulation than SPF because of its thicker layer. Using specialized roofing batts to sandwich SPF in between creates a top-notch insulated roofing layer that guarantees zero external temperature permeation.

You can only get the best results for any SPF or TTR project by working with top-tier roofing professionals, such as Ener-Spray. We are certified and licensed Ecodur 201 roofing applicators with decades of industry experience. You can trust that we can deliver the top-level work your roof needs. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.