Armstrong’s Spray Foam Roofing Increases Your Roof’s Energy Efficiency
San Francisco Bay Area residents have always been environmentally sensitive and have been trying to protect the environment decades before the rest of the world realized how important it is. At Armstrong, we have always tried to contribute to the preservation of our cultural heritage but also to the protection of our natural environment. We are one of the first painting contractors to use natural eco-friendly paints and one of the first roofing contractors in the U.S.A. to offer its flat and low-sloped roof clients energy-efficient foam roofing, Spray Polyurethane Foam, also known as SPF Roofing.
Foam Roofing For San Francisco Bay Area Homeowners and Businesses
As a local San Francisco family-owned and operated company, our mission has always been to provide the best products and services for our clients. That is why over 40 years ago, we offered our clients the foam roofing option for replacing their old inefficient built-up roofing (BUR) systems. Today, due to foam roofing’s high levels of energy efficiency, it has now become one of the most popular forms of cool roofs for San Francisco and Bay Area homeowners and business owners alike (for more details please view our online video and read SPF Roofing: An Overview).
Foam Roofing Has Been Proven To Display High Levels of Energy Efficiency
The Energy Department has conducted research into the energy efficiency of foam roofing which has proven that it is the ideal option for making our flat or low sloped roofs more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. In fact, the Energy Department has classified foam roofing as a form of “cool” roof when it is covered with a special coating, like that applied by Armstrong Roofing. This is because this special coating is designed to reflect sunlight and absorb less heat. The research reports that cool roofs “can stay more than 50°F cooler and save energy and money by using less air conditioning.” According to Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Steven Chu, “If a (white) building is air-conditioned, it’s going to stay cooler and use 10 to 15 percent less electricity.”
Foam roofing is one of the most energy-efficient roofing materials available today. As a matter of fact, it is over 500% more efficient than conventional roofs. What’s more, research by Texas A&M University has shown that the energy savings from foam roofing’s high energy efficiency levels can pay for its cost within 3 to 4 years. It’s the first intelligent roofing technology for flat and low-sloped roofs, combining insulation and roofing into one material. That means no seams or multiple layers. This characteristic is significant since it eliminates the expanding and contracting and separating which allows water and microbes to seep in and damage your roof.
Foam Roofing Is Environmentally Friendly
The EPA has reported that by using cool roofs we can reduce the effects of the phenomenon called “the urban heat island effect.” This means that white buildings and cool roofs can reduce local air temperatures. Consequently, peak electricity demand is lowered during hot summer months, which may also aid in preventing local power outages and reducing power plant emissions, and decreasing the production of associated air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
In addition, SPF roofing is extremely durable and can be easily repaired without compromising the integrity of the roofing system. Unlike traditional roofing systems like BUR, which when repaired or replaced, produce costly tear-offs and waste which will need to be disposed of in landfills, SPF roofing systems help us avoid these issues and protect the environment.
Furthermore, according to Oak Ridges National Laboratories (ORNL), foam roofing is also classified as a sustainable or green roofing system since it has “a long life, low maintenance, saves energy, adds durability to buildings, controls moisture in buildings, and contributes very little to the waste stream.” SPF roofing systems comply with every criterion referred to by ORNL. With proper installation and maintenance, your SPF roofing system can protect your home for a lifetime. You only have to recoat it every 20 years to ensure it keeps performing like new.
Contact The Experts In Foam Roofing
Foam roofing is only as good as the foam roofing contractor who installs it. It’s not as simple as laying some plywood and nailing shingles on your roof. It takes specialized training, skill, experience, and quality material to properly install foam roofs that will stand the test of time. That’s why you need to choose a foam roofing contractor like Armstrong. We are family-owned and have been serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 1966 – that’s over 50 years of dependability. During our over 40 years of installing energy-efficient foam roofs, we managed to install more residential foam roofing than any other company in America!
Put our 40-plus years of knowledge and experience in residential and commercial foam roofing to work: our extensive experience in SPF roofing coupled with some of the best, longest-lasting warranties available means that you won’t go wrong with Armstrong Roofing. We offer a no-obligation Satellite Roof Estimate and you can also arrange a remote free consultation, either by phone, computer, Skype, and email. Along with all the virtual ways we are providing estimates, we also offer at-home (outside) estimates for your convenience.