Is Cold Weather Detrimental to SPF Roofs
Spray polyurethane foam is one of the best materials for roofing and exterior cladding, especially for commercial and industrial properties. They’re greatly affordable if your property needs high-quality protection and insulation with a little aesthetic compromise.
While SPF roofs and insulation are beneficial for properties, some are concerned about their cold-weather performance. A great number of roofing and external cladding materials are understandably troubled by autumn and snow. Naturally, concerns about cold weather roofing are natural.
As roofers with in-depth experience installing SPF roofing, exterior cladding, and insulation, we can attest to its autumn and snow efficacy. SPF is a highly-durable material capable of handling high-velocity missile damage from hail and windstorms. It can handle blunt force very well, and SPF holds its own against sharp and piercing missiles, such as tree branches and edged stones. The best SPF applicators can quickly re-apply SPF layers to repair the damaged areas.
Snow does not affect SPF roofing material. With its high R rating of any roofing and cladding system, it’s one of the best materials for those purposes. The hardened surface of closed-cell SPF is non-absorbent, preventing any possible interior leaks. Plus, applicators spray them on your roof, curing them as a single, seamless unit that can stop leaks and other potential damages.
Ecodur 201 is one of the best cold weather SPF materials for roofing and cladding. It has zero toxicity and has environment-friendly components. Plus, its UV resistance coupled with its high R-value makes it the best roofing option for many commercial and industrial properties. While it isn’t perfect, we can definitely vouch for its autumn and extremely cold winter performance.
Snow damage to roofing and property interiors isn’t solely the roofing and cladding materials’ fault. Troubling applications will result in gaps and seams, which heavily contribute to fast deterioration and damages. Using top-performing SPF applicators might seem like an enormous investment, but they can guarantee the best application and maintenance service possible.
Furthermore, SPF roofs and cladding are exceptional because they dry fast. Unlike tar and gravel roofs, you won’t deal with toxic fumes. You can resume your activities after 24-48 hours once the roof or cladding has cured. Your SPF applicators will inspect whether the material has effectively expanded and the material balance density is equal in all applied areas.
Closed-cell SPF does not expand like its open-cell counterpart. However, it has a firm and solid seam that does not act like memory foam. Instead, it has the hardness of styrofoam, but it isn’t brittle and has no crumbling consistency. However, it’s best to leave its application to professionals to ensure it provides you with its best performance after curing.
If you have yet to find a reliable applicator, you can always count on us at Ener-Spray. With decades of experience applying SPF on commercial and industrial properties, we guarantee only the best results for all your projects. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you!