Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing is crucial when you need to restore your aged metal roofs. The foam material goes through the cracks and inconsistencies of roofing material. It achieves a protective barrier that can last for 3-5 more decades in doing so. However, tri-thermal roofing (TTR) has become a regular option among hundreds of property owners because of its tested capabilities. Is SPF good enough to become a TTR substitute?
Lightweight and Easy to Apply
TTR is dependable because of its three-pronged solution to roofing problems. The tough protective exterior acts as a barrier against outer elements. Next, the interior layers ensure dependable insulation that reduces penetration of exterior air. Plus, it guarantees great energy savings because of this capability.
SPF applicators need to apply centimeters of material to achieve inch-thick growths that effectively reflect UV rays and provide an additional 30 years to any aged metal roofing or flat-roofed property.
Provides Adequate Insulation
Both SPF and TTR offer great insulating capabilities. However, TTR offers better insulation than SPF. Even if applicators increase SPF thickness, TTR will still have 2-3 additional layers that improve its insulating capabilities.
However, for flat-roofed homes, SPF is enough because TTR can look cumbersome for these properties. On the other hand, homeowners can still choose TTR as an option for an excellent residential installation.
Efficient Against Missiles and Foot Traffic
Commercial properties find a great use for SPF because of its capability to protect against missiles and foot traffic. Branches, stones, and hailstones that can puncture the roof can safely bounce off and cause dents and minor damages to SPF roofing materials. Closed-cell SPF foam has an exterior-use rating, making them an excellent option for both roofing and cladding.
TTR is only for roof and horizontal applications. The layers won’t work as cladding, limiting property owners to thick yet capable roofing material.
Virtually Next-Day Installation Completion
For many property owners, SPF’s biggest advantage is providing a roof by the next day or less than a week. SPF can dry within 24 hours. By 72 hours, it will have cured and expanded, giving properties a dependable protective layer with the same level as single-ply roofing materials.
All TTR will require an additional few more weeks to accomplish its installation. In doing so, it guarantees a snug fit and protective capacity to properties.
Both SPF and TTR yield top-tier results for property owners. While it’s likely that both roofing materials will require regular maintenance, you can expect high-quality results by working with dependable contractors.
For example, working with Cox Roofing for both your metal roof recovery and TTR will give you the best results for any projects you need. With decades of experience in the industry, you can be sure they can provide you with the desired results you need from your project.
If you have yet to find a dependable commercial roofer, you can trust us at Cox Roofing. Contact us today to learn more about our services and everything that we can achieve with you!