SPRAY FOAM CAN SAVE YOU MONEY ON ENERGY COSTS EVERY MONTH
But did you know it is also extremely sustainable and environmentally friendly?
Thanks to its direct application method and high R-values, a sprayed polyurethane foam roof can save you money on energy costs, installation costs, as well as help the environment around your building. Let’s look at how the sustainability of spray foam roofing can save you money and help the environment around your building.
How Can the Sustainability of Spray Foam Roofing Save You Money?
The first money saving quality of spray foam roofing is that there is no need for tear-off of the existing roof system. This actually saves you more than just money for materials and labor; it also saves you trips to the landfill, headaches, and eliminates any downtime in your operations because all the work is done on top.
Second, your HVAC systems will not have to work as hard in the hot summer months or the frigid cold months thanks to the high R-values of spray foam. The foam keeps whatever hot or cold air your system generates inside the building, rather than outside. This means lower monthly energy bills and longer useful life out of your equipment.
Working in tandem with the high R-values is the reflective nature of the coatings that are applied on top of the foam. The silicone coating is naturally reflective, so the roof isn’t absorbing heat and transferring it into the building, but it is reflecting the heat and keeping the interior the temperature you desire.
How Can the Sustainability of Spray Foam Roofing Help the Environment?
That’s how the sustainability of spray foam roofing can save you money, but what can it do for the environment?
No tear-off of the existing roof means minimal landfill waste when compared to a roofing system that requires tear-off.
The reflective nature of the coatings minimize the urban heat island effect, which has been observed to change weather patterns in the building’s surrounding area.
Spray foam roofs also have an extremely long life expectancy, over 40 years, which means you don’t have to replace and tear off the roof every several years.
Other Benefits of Spray Foam Roofing
There are also other benefits related to the energy performance of SPF roofing that don’t translate directly into savings for you or saving the environment.
Spray foam roofing systems are International Code Council (ICC) and Energy Star Compliant, which means any regulations in your locality related to those two are met by spray foam.
Spray foam is also UL and FM approved, so you can rest assured the roof you are getting is safe and compliant with all regulations.
Outside of the benefits you receive from the superior performance of a spray foam roof, you also receive benefits regarding the sustainability of the roof through energy savings and helping the environment around you.