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Improve Insulation, Avoid a Tear-off and Lower Energy Costs with a Spray Polyurethane Foam Coating System

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, May 26, 2015 @ 11:30 AM


Spray polyurethane foam coating systems or SPF coating systems can greatly improve your buildings insulation and energy consumption while avoiding a costly roof replacement.

Improved Insulation
Download our  FREE Guide on SPF Roof  Coating Systems Spray polyurethane foam coating systems are excellent at insulating your building and sealing off airflow from escaping or entering the building. These systems are sprayed directly onto your rooftop (either as new construction or roof restoration) filling all cracks and openings on your roof to seal and prevent any heat loss to the building. SPF systems are excellent at resisting heat transfer with high R-values, reducing your energy consumption and allow your building to remain warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Lower Energy Costs
There are a couple ways these systems allow you to save money on energy costs. The first is insulation. A building that is well insulated can save up to 20% of heating and cooling costs according to Energy Star. The second is reflectivity. Spray polyurethane foam coating systems should have a highly reflective roof coating to not only protect the foam from early degradation but also to reflect a majority of the sun’s heat away from the building, back into the atmosphere. This allows the building to remain cooler, absorbing a very minimal amount of heat on a hot, sunny day. Reducing the load on HVAC and heating systems while still maintaining a comfortable environment inside the building can drastically lower your energy costs.

Avoid Costly Roof Replacement
These systems are excellent for new construction but also for restoring and improving the condition of your existing roof to new. Spray polyurethane foam coating systems can be applied directly over aged, leaking, and failing asphalt, BUR, concrete, metal, modified bitumen, and wood substrates. They provide additional waterproofing layers and provide custom slope in necessary areas to eliminate drainage problems and ponded water issues. Your business stays open during construction as it is not necessary to tear-off or replace your existing roof. This will save a substantial amount of installation time and money, as well as, allowing business production to continue as usual with no loss of revenue.

National Coatings offers several different spray polyurethane foam coating systems to meet your buildings particular needs. These systems can range from ZERO VOC’s, extra foot traffic protection, ultra-high reflectance and more. Download our FREE SPF Roofing Brochure or contact us for more information.

Tags: SPF Roof Coating, Spray Foam Coating, roof insulation