THERE ARE SOME BUILDING MATERIALS WHICH, OVER TIME, PROVE THEMSELVES TO BE AN AMAZINGLY VERSATILE PRODUCT.
Sprayed Polyurethane Foam is one of these products.
Initially used in a softer form in upholstery work, the material soon proved itself to be adjustable to construction projects from roofing to insulation.
The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance explains the product as this: “Spray polyurethane foam, commonly referred to as SPF is a spray-applied insulating foam plastic that is installed as a liquid and then expands many times its original size. Spray polyurethane foam can be adjusted and have many different physical properties depending on the use desired. For example, the same basic raw materials that can make insulation foam semi-rigid and soft to the touch also creates high density roofing foam that is resistant to foot traffic and water. Specialized equipment is used to apply the spray polyurethane foam and proper technical training is important in order to get the best results.”
One of the leading uses of spray foam is for commercial roofing systems. Here are the top benefits of a SPF roofing system:
- Seamless and fully self-adhering
- Requires no fasteners, thus eliminating thermal bridging
- Conforms to irregular shapes and expands to fill cracks
- Provides a waterproof monolithic seamless roof system
- Withstands the most extreme weather conditions
- Greater resistance to wind uplift and hail damage
- Acts as a heat, moisture and air barrier
- Highest R-values on the market
- Decreases energy expenses …
Minimal landfill waste
Superior Eco-Efficiency Analysis results
Reduced “heat island” effect
Decreased load on HVAC systems
Reduced energy costs by reflecting sunlight and radiant heat
International Code Council (ICC), LEED, and Energy Star Compliant
UL and FM Approved
Because the Progressive Materials spray foam system is self-adhering, it can be applied directly to the existing substrate in most retrofit cases. This eliminates the cost of tear-off and reduces the amount of waste going into the landfill, all while limiting interior exposure and downtime.
Contact Progressive Materials to find out how a spray foam system can improve your energy efficiency and lengthen the life you your roof.