If you want to improve your commercial roofing, options like spray foam systems can provide many benefits. These systems are efficient and durable, as well as versatile. Before you have a foam roofing system installed on your business, there are some things you may want to know about the process. The following spray foam roofing installation guide will help you with your project:
Decking and Underlayments for Spray Foam
The deck of your roof is important when installing spray foam. The decking and underlayments have to support the roofing materials and contain liquids to allow the foam to expand and cure. Therefore, the decking needs to start with a durable flat layer of sheathing. After the sheathing has been installed, a lightweight barrier is installed to seal the decking layer.
The Spray Foam Insulating Layer
After decking underlayments have been installed, the insulation layer can be applied to the roof. This is the main component of a spray foam roofing system. The spray foam layer will be applied in an even coating that will cure evenly—leaving a smooth surface. Once this coating has finished curing, the sealant layer can be applied to finish the roof. The foam insulating layer could require several applications depending on the needs of your project.
Finishes to Seal the Spray Foam Roofing
The foam is also going to need to be sealed to keep the water out of your business. This specially formulated coating is designed to cover the foam with a durable, sealed finish. The sealing coat of the roof can be lighter-colored to help improve the efficiency of the building. The finish layer of a spray foam roof is also easy to maintain and repair. The maintenance is keeping the surface clean, and any damage like punctures can be repaired by touching up areas where there are problems.
Drainage Planning for Spray Foam Roofs
In addition to the spray foam roofing, your building is also going to need to have a drainage system installed. The spray foam materials can be used to create a watershed to the drain grates of the roof drainage system. These systems should be connected to downspouts that can be connected to storm drains or a rain collection system. The drain lines can be installed before the spray foam but should be extended above the finish of the roof. This will allow them to be cut down for the grates to be install when the spray foam roof installation is completed.
The spray foam roofing system can be a great investment for your business. Contact a spray foam roofing contractor to start planning these roof improvements for your commercial project.