Benefits of Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) roof systems

 Posted by Randy Patton on March 19, 2013 at 8:05 PMComments comments (0)

Many people think of foam roofing as a new invention:

The fact is that Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) has been used as a roofing and insulation material for over 40 years. During the subsequent years, foam roofing systems have proven themselves to be durable, affordable, and good for the environment. Foam roofing systems provide many benefits to building owners, including waterproofing, insulation value, superior strength, light weight, durability, uplift wind resistance, seam-free barrier against the elements and longevity when coated with Conklin coating systems.


It is applied by a professional contractor as a liquid using plural-component spray equipment and expands 30 times its original liquid volume to form a hard, closed-cell monolithic roof surface. Polyurethane foam dries within seconds after it is applied to the roof surface, resulting in a weather-tight roofing membrane that is fully adhered to the substrate. Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing systems have good adhesion to a variety of substrates, including metal, wood, concrete, modified bitumen, asphalt shingle, clay tile, and built-up, so in many cases this is a viable alternative to re-roofing.


A Polyurethane Foam Roofing system offers energy savings on both cooling and heating costs, with savings as much as 50% on monthly energy bills. Studies performed by Texas A & M on their own roofs show the energy cost reduction obtained by applying Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Roofing paid for the cost of the roofing in a little over three years.

The bottom line is that spray polyurethane foam is an effective and relatively inexpensive roofing system to install, and provides the benefits of energy efficiency to help pay back the cost of the re-roofing you already need. If a white elastomeric roof coating like Conklin's coatings is chosen, further energy efficiency and sustainability benefits will be realized over the life of the roof as well.

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. 

Conklin has you covered for years to come!