Better Roof Water Drainage with Spray Foam

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Spray foam offers a variety of advantages and benefits as a roofing material. One of the most popular qualities is its ability to provide a water-tight membrane that protects the structure from leaks and weather damage. The insulating properties that allow for attractive energy savings are also a big hit with property owners.

However, there is also an additional benefit that often doesn’t get the attention of other spray foam characteristics, but which can be very helpful to maintaining the property.

Water accumulation is a big concern for homeowners and businesses. Standing pools of water that sits on the roof for extended periods of time can often find a way inside the structure. In addition, the weight of this accumulated water can put a strain on the roof, especially in colder temperatures when it can freeze and potentially create an ice dam. Standing water also creates a health issue, as it can serve as the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects.

These are just some of many reasons why it’s important to have proper drainage so water can exit the roof in a way that doesn’t damage the property.

What does this have to do with spray foam? Simple: spray foam is flexible and can be applied at different thicknesses. By adjusting the thickness when needed, the spray foam contractor can eliminate conditions that would allow water to pool on the roof. The applicator can also create sloping areas to direct water to drains and other desired paths.

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