A cool roof is an increasingly popular feature among property owners and builders. The “cool” in the name doesn’t refer to the roof’s awesome appearance—although it can indeed look nice. Instead, the cool term is meant literally—a cool roof is one that reflects sunlight and heat away from the building, making the interior more comfortable and energy efficient.
This is becoming a growing trend these days, as everyone looks for ways to make their properties more energy efficient while also reducing their utility costs.
There are a variety of materials that can be used to create a cool roof, but spray foam is one of the most common. The normal process of a spray foam application often essentially creates a cool situation even if that wasn’t the main goal. Spray foam roofs customarily include coatings that are reflective in nature, which helps keep the light and heat away from the structure underneath the roof surface. These coatings also help protect the spray foam from sun and water damage.
Spray foam roofing and coatings can only be applied during certain weather and temperature conditions. They also require specific types of equipment. While we can’t control Mother Nature, we can help with the other part of the process. Intech Equipment & Supply has a vast inventory of spray foam equipment, roofing materials and everything else contractors need to create a cool roof.