Technical Foam Corp. Spray polyurethane foam roofing and insulation Elastomeric Coating products Flat and low pitch roof specialists
Technical Foam Corp.   Spray polyurethane foam roofing and insulationElastomeric Coating productsFlat and low pitch roof specialists  

Why should you use spray foam?

As a Roofing Product

Spray polyurethane foam roofing systems have excellent adhesion to a variety of substrates including built up roofing, modified bitumen, concrete, wood, asphalt shingles, clay tile, and metal. Since they add little weight and can be applied in any thickness to add slope and fill in low areas, these roofing systems are often used as a recover roofing system over existing roof coverings.

Hail and wind driven missiles can damage the spray polyurethane foam roofing system. However, the damage does not cause leaks. Furthermore, the damage can be repaired months later without compromising the long term performance of the roofing system.

Spray polyurethane foam roofing systems also excel when the following conditions exist:

  • Additional insulation is required.
  • The roof substrate has numerous penetrations.
  • The roof deck is an unusual shape or configuration.
  • The roof is in an area where severe weather such as high winds and hail storms are likely to  occur. (like Colorado)
  • Lightweight materials are required.
  • Slope must be added to provide positive drainage.

       (from Mason Knowles at masonknowles.com)

Foam flashed to multiple building products
Foam with EPDM and Shingles

Texas A & M currently has ove 10,000,000 square feet of spray foam roofing systems. (from Sprayfoam.com)  Almost no other roofing system has been installed there for over 30 years.

 

Why?

 

Proven sustainability and energy efficiency.  In 1974, dissatisfied with the performance of their traditional tar and gravel built-up roofing (BUR)

systems, the Physical Plant Department at Texas A&M began looking for alternatives. The BURs were leaking constantly after an average of five years of service, and isolating the sources of the leaks was next to impossible. The university selected SPF because it is seamless, monolithic and fully adhered. And because it is lightweight, a complete tear-off of the existing BUR could be avoided.

“We sprayed over the failing BUR for a number of years, mainly due to budgetary constraints,” says Sam Cohen, Construction Project Manager, Engineering Design Services at Texas A&M. “That’s one of the advantages to SPF. And environmentally, it means all that material doesn’t end up in the landfill.”

 

Texas A & M feels the advantages of the foam roofs are:

 

   Applies directly to existing substrate for zero

   tear-off costs

 

   Improved energy efficiency paid for cost of

   roofs in 4.5 years

 

    25-year life expectancy with

    low-maintenance requirements

 

    Decades of leak-free performance

 

    Seamless, self-adhering application

 

    Quick installation for minimal disruption

 

     Environmental responsibility

 

 

  (from http://www.411energyservices.com/pdf/Case-Study-TexasAM.pdf)

Design flexability, Structural Strength and Durability.

This concept home in Boulder, Colorado was sprayed by our company founder, Bill Rice Sr. in 1971.  The exterior of the building was formed with re-rod and covered with a plastic sheet.  The entire exterior then recieved about six insches of spray polyurethane foam roofing material and coated with an elastomeric coating.  Several of the interior features were also built up with spray foam.  This house is identical to the home used in Woody Allens movie "Sleeper" in Denver, also sprayed by Bill Rice Sr..  This picture was taken in May of 2005.  The house requires little maintenance and is very energy efficient.  If you have or are designing a building with an unusual roof configuration, spray foam roofing may be your answer.

As an Insulation Product

As much as 40% of a homes energy bills can be lost dut to  gaps, holes and air leaks—which can all be prevented—can make energy bills unnecessarily high and let valuable resources go to waste.

Spray foam offers a solution: it performs as both insulation and an air sealant, or air barrier, closing those nooks and crannies that let air escape and add dollars to monthly energy bills. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program estimates that by adding insulation and sealing air leaks, you could save up to 20% on your monthly energy bills.1

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that 56% of the energy used in a home goes to heating and cooling.2 Your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system has a big effect on your utility bills and your energy consumption. Maintaining an optimal HVAC system can make your home more energy efficient. Spray foam insulation can help reduce the workload on your HVAC system thanks to its high R-value and effectiveness.3 In fact, with spray foam, HVAC sizing can be reduced as much as 35% without the loss of efficiency and comfort.

http://www.energystar./index.cfm?c=home_sealing.hm_improvement_methodology
http://energy.gov/heating-and-cooling
3 Savings vary. Find out why in the seller’s fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power. See 16 CFR 460.19.
Canadian Urethane Foam Contractors Association

    (from http://www.whysprayfoam.org)

Contact Us Today!

Technical Foam Corp.
23550 E 156th Ave
Brighton,CO 80603


Phone: 720-628-4516720-628-4516

E-mail: TechnicalFoam@msn.com

 

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