UTILIZING SPRAY FOAM IN YOUR NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
Spray foam is often viewed as only a retrofit roofing product. And while it’s true that spray foam is a great retrofit option, it isn’t limited to only this market. When you are constructing a new building and are considering roofing options, spray foam is often not considered. It isn’t a traditional system used in new construction, and for that reason, foam is often ignored. However, spray foam can offer many benefits in new construction and there are some convincing arguments for choosing it.
Why Foam Works in New Construction
You Have to Install a Roof Deck
When you install a new roof, you’ve got to install some sort of roof deck. In layman’s terms, you have to put the deck down, and then insulation, and then the roof that is visible from a plane. In the traditional installation, you have at least three layers of roof.
When spray foam is installed on a roof, it has to be applied to something. It isn’t a standalone system structurally. If all you have are 4 walls and try to install a spray foam roof, it won’t work. But once you have something the foam can adhere to, now you’ve got something. Instead of installing insulation and then a roof on top, just apply spray foam directly to the roof deck that you have to have.
Many people incorrectly think foam can’t be used in new construction, but they’re forgetting that the building needs a roof deck no matter what system is installed. Eliminate the need for insulation and a roof, and get both in one system: spray foam.
Benefits of Foam in New Construction
Highest R-Value Available
When you use spray foam in new construction, you get the highest R-value of any roofing system available. Rather than spending big bucks to put insulation on the roof deck and then an actual roof, just use spray foam for simplicity and effective insulation.
Wind Uplift Protection
Most roofing systems are susceptible to wind uplift. This occurs when wind gets underneath a section of the roof and actually removes the roof from the building. The wind pulls the roof up and exposes the interior of the building to the elements. Spray foam is monolithic and fully-adhered, so the wind can’t get underneath any part of it.
At the end of the warranty period on the foam, a new layer of the protective coating can be applied to get 10, 15, even 20 more years of warranty protection. No other roofing system can be renewed like foam can. This is where foam becomes truly affordable. It provides the best performance and lasts longer than any other roofing system.
New construction is no longer just a place for traditional roofing systems. Spray foam is making new construction more and more affordable and environmentally-friendly.