Spray Foam Roofing Benefits You, Your Home, And The Environment

11 January 2017
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If you are in need of having the roof replaced on your home, you may want to consider spray foam roofing. There are a number of benefits provided by this type of roofing for you, your home, and the environment. Here are just a few advantages you will find once you have it applied.

Your Benefits

Spray foam roofing provides very good insulation to your home. In fact, it is rated as having one of the best thermal resistance of all the roofing materials. This means you can keep your home at a comfortable temperature year round and still have lower heating and cooling bills than you would have with other roofs. It is also extremely watertight. You will not have to worry about the items stored in your attic being damaged by water leaking in through the roof. Also, with a life expectancy of up to 50 years, you will not have to worry about replacing the roofing for quite some time.

Home Benefits

This type of roofing is very lightweight when compared to other roofing materials. This means the roof will be able to hold more weight before it is stressed. If you live in an area that receives a lot of snow, or rain that turns to ice, this can be a big problem. In addition, there are no seams where water may leak through and start to rot the underlying wood. The whole roof structure will be more sound and stable.

Environmental Benefits

The spray foam used for roofing is very low in volatile organic compounds and contains no chlorofluorocarbons so it has very little impact on the environment and the stratosphere. The fact that it is very energy efficient means that you will not be using as much fossil fuel or energy to keep your home at the right temperatures. In addition,  since the product is sprayed on there will not be tiles or sheets falling off that end up in a landfill somewhere. It should also be noted that the spray can be put on over your existing, keeping you from ripping off old tiles that go to the landfill.

You can contact a roofing professional like Right Way Roofing, Inc and ask to see examples of spray foam roofing, how it is applied and how water tight it really is. Even if you do not need new roofing, the benefits of a spray foam roof might be worth having one applied anyway.