Put An End To Flat Roof Leaks

The most common issues experienced by owners of Eichler homeowners and, generally, by anyone who owns a home or commercial building with a flat or low sloped roof, are related to roof leaks or moisture penetration. At Armstrong Foam Roofing, for over 40 years, we have protected San Francisco Bay Area homes and commercial buildings with spray foam roofing (also known as SPF roofing). 

Armstrong’s foam roofing systems are by far your best choice if you want to prevent flat roof leaks. Foam roofing offers you excellent waterproofing and insulation in one application! This system is ideal for homes and businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area where there is a large number of flat and low-sloped roofs that need affordable and long-lasting protection.  

What Causes Flat Roof Leaks

Flat roofs may be simpler and less costly to build than pitched roofs but they tend to need more maintenance and inspections to protect them and keep them in good condition since they don’t have the drainage abilities of pitched roofs.

One of the most common problems with flat roofs is leaks. Conventional or built-up roofing systems (BUR) for flat roofs have seams that, in time, due to expansion and contraction start to separate and permit water and microbes to seep in and damage your roof. 

BUR roofing also utilizes flashing at the intersection between walls and other roofing features like chimneys, pipes, skylights, or compressors. The flashing is designed to provide waterproofing in these areas but due to expansion and contraction, improper installation and degradation over time, it loses its integrity and adhesion. Once the flashing begins to peel away, moisture and water can seep into your roofing structure and cause leaks.

How Armstrong Foam Roofing Can Help Prevent Roof Leaks

Your Armstrong foam roof is custom installed as it is sprayed on your roof as a liquid mixture, and within a few seconds expands up to 30 times its original volume. The foam creates a watertight, seamless solid that custom forms to the roofing substrate. (for more details please view our online video and read SPF Roofing: An Overview). 

The fact that foam roofing is seamless, is extremely important since it eliminates the issues resulting from expansion and contraction that permit water and microbes to seep in and damage your roof. What’s more, foam roofing eliminates the possibility of roof leaks caused by faulty flashing because SPF roofing conforms to any substrate when installed. This makes it ideal for flashing parapet walls, equipment, skylights, and cooling towers.

Another important feature of foam roofing or SPF roofing systems is it provides superior hail and impact absorption. What is more, if a wind-driven missile damages the roof, it will rarely cause a leak and the damage can be easily repaired without compromising performance. Foam roofing also provides high wind uplift resistance, proven by field observations of spray foam roofing performance during Hurricanes Allen, Hugo, and Andrew. 

You should also keep in mind that, unlike other roofing systems, foam roofing has no fasteners which can come loose or damaged, thus compromising the performance of your roofing system and cause roof leaks.  

Contact The Bay Areas Foam Roofing Experts

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 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.

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