Why A Foam Roof May Work For You

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If the roof of your home has never been changed, you may be noticing signs that it is time to re-roof your dwelling. Indications may include water stains on your ceiling, missing shingles, damaged shingles, and dark spots on your roof.

Still, if a new roof is warranted and you currently have asphalt shingles, you may be looking for a new roofing material. Spray foam offers an innovative approach to roofing. Here are a few reasons why a foam roof may work for you.

Your Energy Costs Are Too High

The cost of heating and cooling your home may be elevated because of the inefficiency of your current roofing material. Spray foam has the highest R-value of any roofing material, which means it is better able to insulate your home against the outdoor cold and heat.

When spray foam is applied, it expands and conforms to the surface of your roof, filling any small cracks or crevices and reaching the tightest spaces. The foam, which is applied as a liquid, quickly hardens into an impermeable roofing barrier. During the winter, the cold outside is less likely to enter through your roof. Likewise, the summer heat is kept out.

Your Roof Is Worn Out

As shingles wear away over time, cracks may develop, and portions of the shingles may be missing. These breaches in the roofing material can allow moisture to seep beneath the shingles and into your home. With a foam roof, there are no cracks or seams from the application. Additionally, the foam is so long-lasting that it can typically outlast your home. You will likely need a new home before you need a new roof. 

You Don't Want to Remove Your Old Shingles

Many roofing materials cannot be placed directly over your old shingles. Nevertheless, removing your old shingles can be time-consuming and difficult, requiring additional workers to complete the job. Once shingles have been scraped from the roof, they still have to be hauled away and disposed of. Thus, the removal can add to the cost of re-roofing your home. 

With foam roofing, there is no need to remove your worn roofing materials. They can remain in place as you have the foam applied directly on top of them. After the foam hardens, the shingles are hidden from view, and the roof is secure. For more information about spray foam for residential roofs, schedule a consultation with roofers in your local area.

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2 December 2018

Keeping Your Home Dry

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