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Spray Foam Roofing Insulation and Roofing Foam Coating

Complete Roofing Foam System Materials for Polyurethane Spray Roofs

SprayWorks Equipment  offers spray foam equipment, parts, training, and materials from trusted manufacturers. Our full-service foam roof coating systems are designed and engineered for exceptional performance that will exceed your expectations. Whether you’re looking for residential or commercial roofing spray foam and equipment, we’ve got you covered.

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Opting for spray foam insulation for roofing projects is smart. Spray polyurethane is durable, low maintenance, and provides excellent insulation when compared to traditional roofing systems. If you’re looking for other ways to use your spray foam proportioners and rigs, consider using roofing foam spray for your applications and roofing systems.

Advantages of Polyurethane Roofing Foam Spray

Traditionally, roofing spray foam materials consist of built-up tar and gravel, or single-ply, clay, asphalt, or metal. Roofing spray foam has become a popular insulation and polyurethane spray foam material because of its durability and affordability.

There are several benefits to using a spray foam roofing system:

  • Spray foam roofs and polyurea are completely seamless, meaning they are less susceptible to leaks and are not affected by constant expanding and contracting like most roofing materials on the market.
  • Unlike tar and gravel or single-ply roofs, spray roofing foam systems limit the movement of water. Since water will not travel laterally as it does in other roofing materials, in the unlikely event a hole does appear in the thick foam it can easily be repaired.
  • Roofing spray foam also conforms to any size and shape roof.
  • Spray foam results in a 30% energy savings over alternative roofing materials.
  • In certain cases, spray foam roofs can be applied directly over existing substrates such as asphalt, clay, metal, wood, and built-up roofs – with minimal preparation.
  • Applying a spray foam roof is less disruptive to the building’s inhabitants, as tear-off of the old roof is minimal and the project can be completed quicker, quieter, and with less invasiveness than traditional roofing projects.
  • Roofing spray foam requires minimal upkeep and can last for several decades with proper care.

Which Spray Foam Roofing Material Is Right for You?

Closed-cell spray foam is most common for roofs, as it has water-resistance properties and a stronger structure. However, when applied with polyurea coatings which increase the resistance of moisture and water vapors, it creates a water-tight barrier with secure structural strength. No matter the climate, roofing spray foam and coatings can withstand almost any beating Mother Nature has to offer.

Typically, roofers use a combination of spray roofing foam and polyurea coatings for protection and durability. Polyurethane spray foam is susceptible to ultraviolet rays from the sun, which is why applying a roofing coating is essential. SprayWorks Equipment can assist in getting all the right spray foam roofing insulation materials for your roofing spray system.

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Roofing Foam Material Manufacturers

Gaco Western

Gaco Western is a recognized leader in innovative silicone roofing systems, and offers best-of-class waterproofing and insulation solutions for a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential applications.

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Green Insulation Technologies

Green Insulation manufactures a spray foam insulation that uses the maximum amount of renewable/sustainable content whose performance is equal to or superior to petroleum-based foam insulation.

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Green Shield Products

Green Shield Products has been a leader in providing high-quality roofing systems and solutions in the U.S. and abroad for many years.

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Henry Company

Henry® Company develops integrated air/vapor barrier, roofing and waterproofing systems to ensure superior building performance.

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SWD Urethane

Offering breakthrough polyurethane technology, insulation products, industrial products, and roofing products.

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Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years.

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FAQs – Additional Things to Consider with Spray Foam for Roofing

Below, our team has compiled a list of answers to our most commonly asked questions for you to review. As always, we are also available to answer any additional questions you may have about spray foam for roofing and our product line.

How long does spray foam for roofing last?

When applied properly, roofing spray foam can last over 20 years without issues. This is because it’s more durable when compared to insulation alternatives. Also, with routine maintenance and upkeep, the lifespan of your spray foam roofing can last even longer than that.

Is any additional maintenance necessary with spray foam roofing?

No two contractors spray exactly the same. Assuming spray foam for roofing material is sprayed correctly, there should be minimal maintenance required. It’s important to have roofing maintenance agreements in place for the protection of the contractor and for the customer.

Is roofing spray foam environmentally friendly?

Yes, closed-cell spray foam is an environmentally friendly option when insulating customers’ homes. This is because the composition of closed-cell spray foam incorporates blowing agents with a generally low global warming potential (GWP).

On top of that, our team at SprayWorks Equipment provides HFO foams that are reliable, cost-efficient, and, best of all, environmentally friendly. For more information about the specific materials we work with, check out our complete list of suppliers.

How much does roofing spray foam typically cost?

Spray foam roofing is sold by square foot of foam. How many pounds per square foot will determine the final cost of material covered. On the other hand, when supplying insulation services to customers, some dependent factors can also affect the total cost of roofing spray foam projects. These include:

  • Prep work, labor, and accessibility
  • Permit fees for application
  • Old roof removal or recoating
  • The overall size of the roof
  • Topcoat thickness of spray foam
  • Number of penetrations

What Is the Best Roof Coating?

Determining the best roof coating does not have a clear-cut answer, as it relies on what the intent of the coating is and what type of roof the roofing foam is being applied to. The variables under consideration include the coating’s suitability for the style of roof, how long it is required to last, and how well it performs in its duties during that time.

These elastomeric roof coatings come primarily in four different variants, each best suited for different roof types. The types include:

  • Silicone roof coating – This roof coating, ideal for low sloping or flat rooftops, works wonders in addressing weathering issues on polyurethane foam roofs, making it the best choice for such cases. It is also a reliable recoating agent, with reapplication to previously coated roofs being very effective.
  • Polyurethane coating –This type of spray foam for roofing does not require PH rinses, making it ideal for EPDM rubber roofs, as well as single-ply rooftops and modified bitumen.
  • Butyl coating – This coating type is typically composed of built-up PVC or single-ply. Not only does it serve as a tremendous vapor buffer, but it also is highly resistant to water ponding.
  • Acrylics – This is a more environmentally friendly and long-lasting coating that is the most commonly used type for over-sloped roofs.

Can You Spray Silicone Roof Coating?

When it comes to roofing foam, a silicone coating is capable of being sprayed onto a designated surface. In fact, it is commonly considered the better application method as it results in a more uniform distribution of coating, mitigating any pools from the coating, and yielding a nicer, smoother final look. On top of that, roofing foam sprays are applied faster than when they are rolled on since silicone spray equipment can more quickly take care of a bigger coverage area with minimal labor.

It should be noted, however, that there are certain disadvantages. For one thing, spraying roofing foam is not a highly intuitive skill, meaning that experience and practices are required to achieve a good-looking coating, and it is not something that often can be done by a novice. Beyond that, specialized silicone roof coating spray equipment is required to perform the job.

The silicone coating also attracts dirt easily, and, unless regularly maintained, will lose its shine after some time. Because it does a good job resisting water, when moisture is high, the surface becomes very slippery. Covering the roof with silicone is often unadvised if there is heavy foot traffic without incorporating aggregate within the topcoat.

How Do I Apply Spray Roof Coatings?

A roof coating can be applied via spray methods, and while this is effective and the quickest method of application, it does take additional equipment to perform. The roofing foam spray equipment needs to be learned and used accordingly, as well as being powerful enough to spray the coating agent with at least 2000 psi in order to mitigate any potential clogging issues.

For roof coating spray equipment, the spray tip nozzle needs to be steadily held at about 18 to 24 inches away from the surface of the roof, and steadily applied to the roof surface. While the method is faster than rolling, it should still be approached with diligence and care, applied with an even path, and spread in a slightly overlapping fashion in order to coat all of the work areas.

How Much Does Roof Coating Cost?

Sealing a roof, on average, costs anywhere between 65 cents to $5 per square foot, with the typical roof coating running around $2.00 per square foot. Roof size, the coating material used, application location, roof condition, and the amount of time required for the application can affect the installed prices.

Not factoring in roof coating spray equipment and roof sprayer cost, each type of spray foam for roofing coating material carries a variance in cost to apply.

Roof types and the materials of the roof may influence the costs as well. Then there are brand names to consider, with some of the top-tier names costing significantly more per square foot than others.

Do Spray Foam Roof Coatings Stop Leaks?

The average life of a roof is about 20 years, but that life can be extended by restorative applications of coatings rather than having the roof degrade to the point of necessitating a very expensive roof replacement. The main point of roof coatings is to seal up the roof in order to stop potential leaks, which is one of the biggest problems with old, inefficient roofs.

If the roof has only a couple of leaks, they might be repaired by individual sealings in particular areas. However, if the roof is older and suffers from extensive leaking problems, coating the roof will apply resistance to water to the extent that it can almost entirely eliminate leaking problems, restoring the roof to good defensive shape, and save money on having to patch up new leaks as they are found.

What Is the Best Roof Coating Product for Roof Leaks?

There are too many factors at play to be able to name one all-around superior roof coating material. Polyurethane is the strongest, but also the hardest to apply, while silicone coatings are great for the fastest application and good water resistance, but also have the highest price point.

When considering which roof coating material to use for a particular project, there are a few important roof properties to consider about the coverage materials. These include:

  • Elongation
  • Tensile strength
  • Resistance to moisture
  • Reflectivity
  • Heat release

Every material has its own benefits and flaws, and its use is entirely situation dependent. Certain roof types are best suited for certain materials, and the necessitation of the roof coating is a big factor in which material is best suited for a particular situation.

Do you offer training for various spray foam applications?

Absolutely! Our team wants to ensure that you can provide exceptional service to your customers’ homes and businesses. With that in mind, we offer extensive training in various methods to ensure that your needs are not only met but exceeded before applying spray foam for roofing.

Depending on which delivery works best for your business, here are the options you can choose from:

For those interested in education tailored to roofing spray foam applications, our team also offers two-day commercial roofing training, which includes information on safety, code compliance, identification and preparation of substrates, and more.

Contact Us Today to Get Started with Our Roofing Spray Foam

If you’re looking for foam roof coatings, SprayWorks Equipment has the solutions for you. Our applications and products, including our roofing spray foam, will give your business the boost it needs. Place an online order or contact us today for more information about our spray foam roofing.

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