How is an SPF roof system applied?
1. Removal of gravel or existing roof layers. Dependent upon the integrity of the existing roof surface, dry rot or the amount of existing roof layers these may be removed as well as gravel. All blisters or penetrations will be addressed during the preparation.
2. All drains or scuppers are removed and may be replaced new if needed. Downspouts may need to be replaced at additional cost. Ask your estimator to give you a free evaluation of your downspouts.
3. Breather vents may be used to allow gases to escape. (Used especially when other roof layers exist.)
4. Solar Coatings Inc. uses a UV activated primer on the prepared roof surface. This is a lightly sprayed, black, acrylic paint which absorbs additional dust & debris as well as moisture.
5. 1.5” of SPF is applied to the entire prepared roof surface thus, creating a monolithic insulation blanket. Low areas will be filled and some areas will be sprayed thicker to promote drainage. Standing water cannot be eliminated from a flat roof however; SCFR can keep the standing water to a “bird bath” size, eliminating any weight issues from the roof.
6. 1.5 Gallons per 100 square feet of an elastomeric base coat is applied to the SPF surface.
7. 1.5 Gallons per 100 square feet of an elastomeric top coat is applied to the base coat. These coatings are specifically designed to eliminate Sun UV thus keeping the SPF roof system from burning. SCFR offers a choice of white, light gray & tan colors. White is the most reflective coating, keeping your roof even cooler in the summer. In addition to the top coat of paint, SCFR offers a granule that can be broadcast into the wet top coat at 35lbs. per 100 square feet giving the coating a more aesthetic look as well as a guard against tree limbs, animals & other objects causing penetrations.
8. The SCFR 15 year “no leak” warranty is standard with every SPF roof system. Please ask your SCFR estimator about our LIFETIME guarantee.
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Closed-cell & Open-cell WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Closed-cell foam is rigid and structural. These qualities are achieved by its “closed-cell” construction. Each individual closed cell incorporated in the sprayed product attaches to its neighboring cell creating a “honeycomb” effect that structurally enhances virtually any surface that it is applied to.
Open-cell foam is flexible and light weight. These characteristics are achieved by its “open-cell” construction. Open-cell foam shares, along with a comparable “R” value, the light weight and easily compressed characteristics of cellulose and fiberglass insulation. The greatest advantage over these other products is that the foam is seamlessly sprayed in place, more effectively fighting the free migration of air and moisture.
Some advantages of closed-cell foam compared to open-cell foam include its strength, higher “R-value, and its greater resistance to the leaking/migration of air or water vapor. The “Proclaimed” negative aspect of closed-cell foam is its, apparently, greater cost. Being that closed-cell foam achieves double the “R” value assigned to open-cell foam; the application of simple mathematics quickly dispels the proclaimed drastic price difference.
The choice of foam should also be based on requirements for the other enhanced performance advantages and “application specific” characteristics such as adding strength, reducing “rack & sheer”, moisture & gas vapor transmission control, available space, and the continued attention to inhibiting mold growth.
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