Bay Area’s Eichler Foam Roofing Experts

If you own an Eichler home, you know that the Achilles’ heel of these iconic Mid-Century Modern marvels is their roof. Armstrong Foam Roofing has always been aware of the roofing problems faced by Eichler homeowners. Fortunately, over 40 years ago, we found the ideal solution: Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF), most commonly known as foam roofing. It’s the first intelligent roofing technology for flat and low-sloped roofs combining insulation and roofing into one material. It’s the perfect roofing system for Eichler homes in Palo Alto and the San Francisco Bay Area including East Bay, San Jose, Silicon Valley, Oakland, and San Mateo. 

How Armstrong Foam Roofing Can Protect Your Eichler Roof

Armstrong’s foam roofing system can significantly increase the energy efficiency and moisture resistance of your Eichler home. It can save you on heating and cooling costs as well as protect your home from damage caused by moisture and mold issues

Conforms to Your Eichler’s Roof Design

However, what makes foam roofing ideal for Eichler homes is the fact it can improve the performance of your roof without altering the unique roof design of your elegant home. This is because foam roofing is sprayed so it can easily conform to any roof design. Unlike built-up roofing systems, there is no layering or seams which moisture could potentially penetrate and destroy your roof. What’s more, since foam roofing systems do not contain seams, it means that your Eichler roof will have a durable waterproof barrier that can last for as long as you own your home. 

Foam Roofing Solves Eichler Drainage Issues

The capability to custom contour the thickness of your foam roofing system means that any issues you may have experienced with drainage and ponding can be easily eliminated. One of the main Eichler roofing problems is poor drainage which often results in moisture damage. To avoid drainage issues, flat roofs should not be totally flat – they should be constructed with about a 15° slope in order to allow for rain drainage. 

Unfortunately, most Bay Area Eichler homes do not have the correct slope so as a result, they have poor drainage which results in water puddles. The moisture can seep through the seams of your BUR (built-up roofing) roofing system, resulting in significant damage and decreasing its lifespan. One of the most common causes for flat-roof failures is the fact that often we don’t notice water damage until it soaks through the roof, then through the insulation and any structures below. By the time we realize what is happening, the majority of damage is usually done.

Foam Roofing Keeps You Warm in Winter and Cool in Summer

The slick roof design of your Eichler home also limits your ability to properly and effectively insulate your home. A thin layer of insulation is not able to reflect the summer heat or keep interior heat from escaping during the winter. However, as we mentioned, spray foam roofing is also an extremely effective form of insulation.

Armstrong’s Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing can help reduce your heating and cooling systems’ energy consumption by up to 40%. Spray Polyurethane Foam is one of the most energy-efficient materials available for flat roofs. In fact, your Eichler spray foam roof can be over 500% more efficient than conventional roofs. Your new Armstrong foam roof will also be classified as a “cool roof.” This is due to the fact that it will be covered with a white reflective protective UV coating to prevent foam deterioration. Furthermore, while the second UV layer of protective coating is still wet, our foam roofing contractors broadcast white ceramic granules which give roofs their cool-roof rating. The ceramic granules also provide traction and enhance durability.

In fact, the US Energy Department also recommends foam roofing for flat Eichler-type roofs since cool roofs can lower rooftop temperatures by as much as 50°F. By doing so, your cooling costs during the hot summer months will be much lower and your interior comfort much greater. In addition, the tough, durable and long-lasting nature of foam roofing classifies it as sustainable since it only requires recoating of its uppermost UV layer every 15 to 20 years to continue to protect your roof. 

Why Choose Armstrong as Your Eichler Foam Roofing Contractor

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 Foam Roofing. 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 Foam Roofing. We offer a no-obligation Satellite Roof Estimate and you can also arrange a remote free consultation, either by phone at 1-887-777-1234, computer, Skype, or email. Along with all the virtual ways we are providing estimates, we also offer at-home (outside) estimates for your convenience.

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