At Armstrong Foam Roofing, we’ve been working in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 40 years with a system that provides solutions for flat and low-sloped roofs. Foam Roofing, Spray Polyurethane Foam, or SPF Roofing offers you excellent waterproofing and insulation in one application!
This system is ideal for homes and businesses in the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland, San Rafael, Alameda, Palo Alto, Berkeley, South San Francisco, Daly City, Burlingame, San Jose, El Cerrito, Concord, Walnut Creek, Danville and everywhere in between. In these Northern California cities, there is a large number of flat and low-sloped roofs which need the affordable and long-lasting protection provided by SPF Roofing. As one of the Bay Areas’ top foam roofing contractors, we have installed more residential foam roofing than any other company in America!
Foam Roofing Offers Effective Insulation
Foam roofing is the most energy-efficient material available – over 500% more efficient than conventional roofs. Research by Texas A&M University has shown that the energy savings from foam roofing can pay for its cost within 3 to 4 years. Its R-value (insulation capabilities) is very high when compared with other forms of insulation.
Also, the fact that it has no fastener increase energy efficiency since fasteners have been reported to reduce the insulation value from 1.5% to 31.5%. The reflective nature of the light-colored coating applied over the foam also reduces the effects of the sun on your roofing system. It can keep it up to 50 to 80 degrees cooler, which significantly decreases utility costs during the summer months. Who else can say their roof provides real benefit all year long?
Foam Roofing is Seamless and Moisture-Resistant
Spray foam roofing is 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 – eliminating the expanding and contracting and separating that allows water and microbes to seep in and damage your roof. It also eliminates roof leaks caused by faulty flashing because SPF conforms to any substrate when installed. This makes it ideal for flashing parapet walls, equipment, skylights, and cooling towers.
Foam Roofing is Incredibly Durable
Studies have indicated that foam roofing 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 foam roofing performance during Hurricanes Allen, Hugo, and Andrew. Laboratory testing by Underwriters Laboratories and Factory Mutual has also shown that SPF’s wind uplift resistance exceeded the capacity of their testing equipment.
Another important feature of SPF roofing systems is the fact that they have no fasteners which can come loose or damaged, thus compromising the performance of your roofing system.
Foam Roofing is Sustainable and Eco-Friendly
According to Oak Ridges National Laboratories (ORNL), a sustainable or green roofing system has “a long life, low maintenance, saves energy, adds durability to buildings, controls moisture in buildings, and contributes very little to the waste stream.” Spray foam roofing systems comply with every criterion referred to by ORNL. With proper installation and maintenance, your foam roofing system can protect your home for a lifetime. You only have to recoat it approximately every 20 years to ensure it keeps performing like new.
Studies conducted by Dr. Dean Kashiwagi, and Dr. Renee Dupuis, between 1983 and 1996, found that the physical properties of foam roofing do not diminish over time. Kashiwagi found that 97.6% of roofs that were over 25 years old did not leak and 93% had less than one percent deterioration! These statistics are even more impressive when we take into consideration that 55% of those roofs were never maintained.
In addition, foam roofing eliminates the need for costly roof tear-offs and waste which will end up in landfills. This is possible since the foam can adhere easily to most materials. What’s more, in most cases, the installation of foam roofing requires minimal stripping of the original roof (saving you time and money as well).
Foam Roofing is Lightweight
Foam roofing systems weigh approximately 60 lbs per 100 square feet versus 600 lbs per 100 square feet for a typical built-up roofing system (i.e. tar and gravel). Consequently, due to its lightweight nature, foam roofing can be applied directly to many existing roofing systems without adding significant stress to the walls and beams of a building. This is ideal for older homes like the Eichlers.
The Advantages of an Armstrong Foam Roof
Each Armstrong Foam roof is custom installed. It’s sprayed on as a liquid mixture, and within a few seconds expands up to 30 times its original volume into a watertight, seamless solid that custom forms to the existing substrate. Just look at the advantages of an Armstrong Foam roof:
Armstrong Foam Roofing has installed more residential foam roofing than any other company in America!
We offer you some of the best, longest-lasting, and most comprehensive warranties available!
Before you consider any other roof for your flat or low-sloped roof Bay Area building, let Armstrong Foam Roofing show you why ours is the best investment for your home!
Put our 40-plus years of knowledge and experience in residential and commercial foam roofing to work for you. Our extensive experience in foam 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 free 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.