Foam roofing on commercial roof

Foam Roofing System

Sprayed polyurethane roofing systems have been engineered to provide a
superior energy-efficient, long-lasting roof for any building. Foam roofing
offers excellent insulation value and a smooth, durable, seam-free barrier
against the elements when coated with Conklin coating systems.
Foam is so lightweight - about eight ounces per square foot - it can be
applied over most existing roof systems without exceeding the structural
load capacity. Yet it’s amazingly strong, easily withstanding light foot
traffic and other weight requirements.

Conklin’s foam roofing systems have met the most stringent requirements 
for a variety of industry groups, such as Factory Mutual, Underwriters’
Laboratories, and are recognized by the International Conference of
Building Officials. No matter what system you choose, Conklin has you
covered for years to come.


“Conklin’s spray foam roofing system minimized the messy
tear-off and the high cost of material disposal at the local
landfill. I’m happy with the successful roofing application and
love the idea that I have the best and brightest roof in town.”

Tom Banks, developer of 85,000 square-foot retail shopping
center and residential housing project in West Jefferson, NC.


The Texas A&M Testimonial

In 1980, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas began reroofing their facilities using polyurethane foam. Texas A&M kept careful records on the performance of their new roofing system and found they have reaped reductions in maintenance costs as well as decreased energy expenses. Now with over 7 million square feet of polyurethane foam in place, Texas A&M uses nothing else for new or remedial roofing.

For a number of years, Mr. Gerald Scott, P.E., was in charge of roofing and energy conservation within the Texas A&M Physical Plant Department. After achieving their main goal of preventing roof leaks, Mr. Scott began monitoring the energy savings of the sprayed polyurethane foam roofs (SPUF). Mr. Scott monitored the energy savings on 27 different buildings that had received a SPUF roof from 1980 to 1984. The results were astounding. TAMU was able to recover the complete cost of the roof application through energy savings in an average of four and one-half years. 

Quoted here is Mr. Scott’s conclusion which is shared by today’s Physical Plant Department:
“From the time of their construction, and throughout the life of the roof, built-up roofs were major maintenance and repair items. The experience that the Texas A&M University Physical Plant gained since 1974, when the program began, indicates that no major problem, and very few minor ones, exist in the polyurethane roof systems. As a result of this experience, all new construction includes the foamed polyurethane roof system. To date some 16 new facilities have this roof system totaling nearly one million square feet.”