Use SPF Roofs for New Construction
SPF roofing is "green" roofing, renewable and sustainable. With proper maintenance and recoating at 20 to 25 year intervals an SPF roof will last the life of the building. Bright white topcoat meets "Cool Roof," Energy Star, and LEED Certification requirements.
Architects, general contractors, and building owners are choosing SPF roofs as the preferred solution for new construction. The advantages over built-up asphalt and single-ply rubber roofs are compelling.
- Superior waterproofing—provides a one-inch thick or greater waterproof membrane
- Seamless Application—eliminates the most common failure point in other roof systems
- Superior Insulation—choose the insulation value to meet your needs. A one-inch thick foam roof delivers an insulation value of R-6.4. Thicker roofs provide R-19, R-30, and up to R-60 in freezer applications.
- SPF is the roof membrane and the insulation. Having the insulation on the outside of the building provides superior insulation performance.
- SPF is often installed over insulation boards, improving their insulation efficiency by eliminating the thermal shorts attributable to fasteners and gaps.
- Ease of application. The self flashing nature of SPF allows most HVAC curbs and pipe penetrations to be sealed without the complicated sheet metal flashings required by other types of roofing. By fully adhering to penetrations SPF eliminates air infiltration and water leaks.
- SPF can be installed to form slope to drain. By installing the SPF in tapered passes a flat roof deck can be sloped at ¼ inch per foot (or whatever slope is required). The added foam thickness provides added insulation. In these cases the SPF roof provides the roof slope, the insulation, and the roof membrane. That's three scopes of work being completed by one trade at a substantial cost savings.