Foam roofing is also referred to as (SPF) spray polyurethane foam roofing.
There are several energy-saving advantages to using spray foam for your commercial roof:
High R-Value rating – SPF is the highest-rated commercial roofing solution when it comes to energy efficiency. The aged R-Value of an SPF roof is usually between 6.2-6.5, which is head-and-shoulders above its competition.
Spray foam roofs are seamless, which means that they’re not allowing any energy loss or penetration of the building’s energy envelope during change in seasons or temperatures
Spray foam roofs help minimize thermal shock because it’s seamless, has a high R-Value rating, and is protected by a white elastomeric UV coating.
Spray foam is installed in liquid form by a trained Conklin contractor. This allows the liquid to fill and expand to seal off any opening, crack, or crevice. This also means that spray foam roofing does not require any joints or seams. These are often the most susceptible parts of a commercial building’s roof when it comes to compromising structural quality.
Spray foam roofing systems like those from Conklin provide many benefits to building owners. The two most prominent benefits are waterproofing/leak prevention and insulation value. Many additional benefits also exist such as superior compressive strength, lightweight, self-flashing, durable and long lasting.
It then expands approximately 30 times its original liquid volume to form a hard, closed cell monolithic roof surface. The Polyurethane Foam dries within seconds after applied to the roof surface. Its expansion results in a weather tight roofing membrane that is fully adhered to the substrate. Because of polyurethane’s lightweight it adds little additional weight to the structure and is often used in remedial applications.
Foam has a history of more than 35 years as a maintainable roofing medium. Polyurethane Foam adds excellent insulation value to the structure and utility bills can reflect the difference.
Once the SPF has been applied to the proper thickness and finish specifications, a protective layer of elastomeric coating or gravel is applied. This protective layer produces a durable weather resistant surface and that can be walked on for normal maintenance.
Building owners across the United States are raving about Conklin spray foam as their choice for commercial roofing.
Anyone who has doubts whether a white roof coating makes a difference should have been in our building on a 100-degree summer day. Usually, the air conditioner struggles and it gets very hot in the shop. However, with our new white roof from Conklin, our air conditioners were cycling and customers and employees were commenting how nice it was in the building.
Last fall, we put on our thirteenth Conklin roof since 1983 and all are without a leak. This is a multimillion-dollar development: some of the condominiums sell for over $300,000. We can’t afford leaks. I would recommend this system to anyone with a flat roof that doesn’t want to be bothered with leaks.
Conklin’s spray foam roofing system minimized the messy tear-off and the high cost of material disposal at the local landfill. I’m happy with the successful roofing application and love the idea that I have the best and brightest roof in town
Tom Banks, developer of 85,000 square-foot retail shopping center and residential housing project in West Jefferson, NC