Designed for flat or near-flat roofs often found on commercial buildings.
Our trusted process, which has been effectively used since the 1970s, makes necessary roof replacement a cost-effective and pleasant experience.
How Energsmart Installs Roof Foam & Coatings:
- First, high density closed cell foam is installed to the desired R-value. We can typically do this without costly removal of the old roof, saving you time and money on your roofing project.
- Next, a coating of acrylic or silicone is installed on the foam to protect it from the sun and provide an additional layer of waterproofing over the already waterproof foam. The depth of the coating depends on the warranty period desired by the customer.
- In some cases, we can install silicone or acrylic without the need for foam insulation. This can typically be done on rolled roofs.
- Upon completion, the roof will be significantly stronger than the old roof, easily supporting typical human and mechanical weight loads.
On a properly maintained roof, the foam will last centuries. Over time, the protective coating on the roof will degrade, at which point the roof simply needs to be power washed and recoated for a fraction of the cost of the original install. During the recoating process, no additional foam is needed.
Why Choose Energsmart Roof Foam & Coatings?
Historically, there have been many different roofing materials used in our region. Very old buildings will have a wood deck with tar and gravel. Middle-aged buildings will have some kind of rolled asphalt or rubber that is sealed at the seams, which are sometimes only a few feet apart. These roof systems tend to fail more often than pitched roofs. But why?
Materials such as tar and asphalt are weak by today’s standards. They break down, crack, and are easily damaged by weather. Acrylic and silicone, which are the products we use, have the ability to expand and contract with changes in temperature, and they endure building shifts without tearing.
Older materials, especially asphalt and other roll material, have a tremendous amount of seams. These are bound to fail (and they do), as they rely heavily on the experience and workmanship of the installer. Failing seams can be patched, but it is an exercise in futility – as another faulty seam will pop up a month later. Spray foamed roofs have NO SEAMS to worry about.
While black is a common color for old roofs, the color black absorbs much higher amounts of energy and heat, and therefore takes a beating in the summer months. Energsmart’s acrylic and silicone coatings can be colored to your liking. Typically the top coat of our roofs are white, which reflects heat – keeping cooling costs low and preventing the surface of the roof from becoming damagingly hot.
All roofs are designed to shed water, but flat roofs are prone to developing ponding over time as the building ages. Settling of portions of the building can result in low spots where water pools – sometimes 365 days a year. None of the materials used in the past were designed to be submerged in water for months on end, much less every day. When remediating an old roof, we can spray our roofing foam to various depths, eliminating ponds and re-directing drainage.
Contact us today to assess your project and see how Energsmart can repair and insulate your roof at the same time!
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Energsmart Foam Insulation
483 Sawyer Avenue
Tonawanda, NY 14150