A roof is one of the most critical parts of any structure. It serves as the main layer of protection that works as a barrier between the home or building and the rain, wind or other outside hazards that pose a threat to the property. Any weakness, damage or vulnerability in even a small section of the roof can lead to costly problems for the property owner, and also may put the people and possessions inside the structure at risk.
So it makes sense that building a strong and durable roof and ensuring it stays in good shape is a high priority for many homeowners and businesses. However, replacing or repairing a roof can be a time-consuming and expensive process, and can also cause inconvenience to the residents (or in the case of a commercial property, the employees and customers).
The average lifespan of a roof can vary widely depending on several factors such as the type of material(s) used, the diligence of maintenance efforts and the climate and other conditions that affect properties in that particular area.
Considering a roof can be a costly expense, it goes without saying that every property owner is hoping to get as long as possible out of that investment. Most property owners are eager to take advantage of any option that would help them extend the life of their building’s roof. And if those tactics could actually make the roof even stronger and more durable while preventing leaks and wind damage—and making the property more energy efficient—that would be a great bonus.
This may sound too good to be true, at least to the average property owner. But as many roofing and insulation contractors know firsthand, this scenario is very possible through the use of spray foam roofing and coatings.
Spray foam offers many advantages to property owners and the contractors who perform roofing and insulation services for them. Perhaps most importantly, it can extend the lifespan of the existing roof—often by quite a few years. This is appealing for a number of reasons, mainly financial and practical. It also helps the property owner get a better return on investment from the initial cost of the roof. Property owners who designate a certain amount in their monthly or yearly budget for maintenance and structure repairs may be able to use some of that money—earmarked for a new roof that is now not needed—for other important upgrades or repairs that will improve the property.
Even better, this extended lifespan can be realized through a relatively quick and simple process in which the spray foam material can be applied to the existing roof surface. This means there is no need for a complete roof teardown. That minimizes the disruption and inconvenience to those inside of the property.
One great benefit to spray foam roofing is the strong membrane it creates on the top of the structure. This offers nearly unbeatable protection against water and wind, and also prevents air from escaping or entering the property via leaks or gaps in the roof. As a result, it makes the property airtight and energy efficient. This can make it possible for the owner to enjoy significant savings in utility costs. In this way, the spray foam roof reinforcement can actually pay for itself over time in the form of the reduced utility costs.
People who live or work inside the structure will likely also notice a more comfortable and temperature-stable environment inside, since the leaks and drafts will be eliminated and it will be easier for the heating or cooling systems to work efficiently and maintain optimum conditions.
One of the main tools used to improve and strengthen a roof with spray foam is a roof sprayer. This is a critical piece of equipment for roofing contractors or builders. It allows for the roofing materials to be applied quickly and evenly. We can provide you with this equipment, as well as any other supplies, materials, accessories or parts you may need. All of these items will allow you to help your customers extend the lifespan of the roof on their property.
For any type of roofing or spray foam equipment you may need, contact us at Intech Equipment % Supply.