The Best Summer Flat Roof Protection
In the San Francisco Bay Area, we have been fortunate to have mild summer temperatures but as many experts have noted the temperatures are increasing. In addition, UV radiation, which can break down the composition of your home’s roof, has also been increasing over the past 30 years according to NASA. If your home has a low-sloped or flat roof, there is a roofing system that will provide you with the cost-effective protection you need. Armstrong Foam Roofing has been installing foam roof systems or SPF roofs for over 40 years 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.
Foam Roofing Helps Keep your Home Cool in Summer
Foam roofing is the ideal roofing solution for flat and low-sloped roofs due to their excellent insulating characteristics. 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. The coating reflects sunlight and absorbs less heat. In fact, according to research, cool roofs “can stay more than 50°F cooler and save energy and money by using less air conditioning.” Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Steven Chu, stated that “if a (white) building is air-conditioned, it’s going to stay cooler and use 10 to 15 percent less electricity.”
Minimizes the Urban Heat Island Effect
The urban heat island effect occurs when in highly concentrated urban areas, buildings and roads absorb and re-emit the sun’s heat. These areas become “islands” of higher temperatures relative to non-urbanized areas. According to the EPA, Daytime temperatures in urban areas are about 1–7°F higher than temperatures in non-urbanized areas and nighttime temperatures are about 2-5°F higher.
The urban heat island effect can be minimized when towns or urban neighborhoods are dominated by white cool roofs. 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.
Coated Foam Roofing Does Not Deteriorate Under the Hot Sun
Traditional or built-up roofing systems (BUR) are able to withstand the coldest of temperatures but the summer heat the sun’s UV rays can cause significant damage over the years. Foam roofing is also vulnerable to the UV rays of the sun. However, when your flat roof foam roofing is coated with elastomeric coating and durable granules, you can avoid UV, rain, and wind damage and you will be able to protect your foam roofing with a super-strong seamless impenetrable waterproof system that will behave like new for a lifetime – all you have to do is recoat it approximately every 20 years.
Schedule Your Foam Roofing Consultation
Foam roofing can help you protect your home and the environment. If you would like to learn more about cool roofs, contact Armstrong Foam Roofing, your San Francisco Bay Area Foam Roofing experts. During the past 40 years, Armstrong Roofing has installed more residential foam roofing than any other company in America!
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. To find out more about our foam roofing systems and our installation process, contact Armstrong Foam Roofing today. Before you consider any other roof for your flat or low-sloped roof, let Armstrong show you why our Bay Area Foam roofing is the best investment for your home.