FINDING A ROOF SYSTEM THAT IS EASY TO INSTALL
How do you find a roofing system that is effective and easy to install at the same time? You read this blog post! Lucky for you, we know about more roofing systems than just spray foam, so we can give you an idea of which systems are easy to install and which aren’t so easy. Read on to see which roofing system is the best choice for you – if you’re looking for a system that’s easy to install.
Spray Foam Roofing
Spray foam is easy to install on a roof, but not in the way you might think. It’s not easy in the sense that anyone can do it; it’s easy in the sense that once you’ve practiced for hundreds of hours, you develop the skills that allow you to properly install spray foam and make it look easy. It doesn’t require lugging around heavy tools or materials, you are simply spray-applying the roof. It’s easy in a physical sense, but it takes lots of practice, training, and attention to detail. Building owners can save a lot of money by capitalizing on a roof system that is easy for experienced installers to install.
While spray foam takes hundreds of hours of practice to build up the necessary competencies to install it correctly, roof coatings are much more user-friendly. Yes, they still take practice and not just anyone can do them, but they are much easier to install than a spray foam roof. They take practice, but not nearly as much. Roof coatings also provide a great waterproof barrier and provide solar reflectance, so their easy installation doesn’t compromise performance.
Single-ply roofs don’t require much practice to install, but they require instruction, measurements, cuts, and fastening the individual membranes together. Spray foam and roof coatings are applied straight to the roof without the need for all those additional steps. Single-ply roofs require a different type of attention to detail and difficulty, but all in all they are still relatively simple.
Installing a metal roof is slightly more difficult than all the systems mentioned above in terms of labor. Carrying around the heavy metal sheets, and the tools and fasteners required can be hard work. On top of that, it’s essential that every sheet you apply is completely sealed on all four sides so that there are no leaks.
Finding a roof system that is easy to install, and therefore less expensive for you as a building owner, can be difficult. If you’d like more information on the installation process of various roof systems, give us a call today.