In the roofing industry, there is an increasing need to provide
building owners with durable, long-lasting roof systems that
combine high-energy performance, enhanced wind-uplift capabilities,
air retarders and low maintenance costs.
With the increased need for building envelope tightness has come
a renewed interest in spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roof and wall
systems. As you probably are aware, SPF roof systems have been
around for more than 40 years. However, many roofing professionals
still lack a basic understanding about how to specify, install,
inspect and maintain these systems—this lack of knowledge
stems from the fact that the SPF industry has not effectively
trained installers and educated building owners and specifiers
compared with traditional roofing sectors.
SPF conforms to unusual substrates; provides a seamless system
after completion; features high thermal resistance and tenacious
adhesion; is lightweight; and creates an immediate air barrier,
enhancing buildings' energy efficiency. SPF roof systems have
performed under demanding conditions, such as hurricanes and other
severe weather conditions, resulting in minimal damage to
buildings' roof systems and...
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