Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) -vs-Typical Roof

Features & Benefits

  • Highest R-Value of any commercially available insulation. Each 1” SPF delivers an R-7 insulation value + the bright white SILICONE U.V. protective coating reflects the sun’s energy. Significantly cooler temperature inside your building. Think about a cooler that keeps ice all day in the sun - that’s the power of ½” SPF.
  • Never Re-Roof Again. Simply re-coat the Silicone protective coating - indefinitely!
  • Eliminates Costly Tear-Offs and Tear-Off Disruption.
  • Less than the Cost of a Tear-Off & Re-Roofing.
  • Fully Engineered – Fully Tapered Roof System. Eliminates Ponding Water Problems. Watch out! This is an area of contractor abuse we see in the field VERY frequently. If their proposal doesn’t explicitly state they are installing a ‘tapered ISO insulation system’ then guess what . . . you are getting another flat roof with all the problems that are inherent with a roof that ponds water.
  • Totally Seamless, Self-Flashing & Permanently Sealing Roof System. DID YOU KNOW? Almost all roof systems have leak failures at the seams and around the flashings. Now you know.
    • 10, 15 & 20 Year Manufacturer Warranty
    • Indefinitely Renewable. Life-of-the-Building Roof System. This is the only roof system on the market with a ‘renewable’ warranty. Simply recoat the Silicone protective coating at the end of the warranty and you can renew the warranty indefinitely in this manner
    • Covers ALL Material AND Labor. Watch out! This is an area where property owners get left ‘holding the bag’ when they accept a contractor labor warranty and manufacturer material warranty. We see it every day. Be smart and protect yourself. Contractor warranties are worthless if the contractor goes out of business
    • No-Dollar-Limit (NDL). Regardless of future labor & material costs, the manufacturer will pay 100% to resolve a warranty issue
    • No Annual Maintenance Contract Required (recommended but not required)
    • Non-Prorated (if you reach the 19th year and have a total system failure,the warranty pays 100% labor & materials to replace your coating system)
    • CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE WIND WARRANTY (The manufacturer Guarantees this roof system will not blow off OR LEAK even in a Category 5 Hurricane!)
      Molecular, Chemical Bond to the Substrate
      Watertight after debris impacts (High velocity hurricane winds damage many roofs due to flying debris impacts)
      Highest wind uplift rating of all roof systems
      IMPORTANT: No High Wind ‘Exclusion’ DID YOU KNOW? If a named storm is in excess of 110 mph, ALL other roof system warranties are VOID. Read the fine print!
  • Roof pays for itself in 41/2 years due to energy savings. As documented by Texas A&M University and Ford Motor Company Energy Audits
  • Lightweight — Eliminates costly tear-off and can be installed as an ‘overlay’ roof system in most cases. Weighs less than ½ lb. per square foot.
  • Strong (SPF roofs have a high compressive strength which adds structural integrity to your building at 30 PSI = 4320 Lbs/SF crush factor - strong enough to land a helicopter)
  • UL & FM Rated Class ‘A’ Fire Rating
  • Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) Certified
  • Versatile — Conforms to all roof shapes
  • Proven in the Field for Over 40 Years
  • All Roof Surfaces from built-up to metal buildings

NIST Report VERY Favorable Towards Spray Foam Roofing

The National Institute for Standards & Technology (NIST) located in Gaithersburg, MD recently released a report regarding the impacts from hurricanes Katrina and Rita on structures in the damaged areas.

The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) is excited to announce that this report is extremely favorable towards spray foam roofing. The report stated that Spray Foam Roofs were THE ONLY type of roofing system that was described as having performed “extremely well” by NIST officials. Other sections of the report describe how Spray Foam roofing withstood Hurricane Katrina’s winds without blow-off or damage to the flashings. The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance is very excited to alert the industry to these findings and to be a part of this outstanding achievement in the industry.

For more information please contact

Jessyca Blevins at jessycablevins@sprayfoam.org


Texas A&M SPF Roof System Energy Study
Roof Cost Payback in 4.5 Years


NASA Further Developed Spray Polyurethane Foam


Here is the scenario: You have one of the most brilliant minds on the planet and you work for NASA (National Aeronautics & Space Administration). Your team has been tasked to create the worlds lightest, most durable insulation capable of keeping a rocket fuel tank at Negative 423 degrees Fahrenheit. What does your team come up with?

Polyurethane Foam.

SPF’s remarkable qualities:
Strength, Insulation, Durability, Light Weight,

The large 395,000 gallon fuel tank is coated with 1” SPF. The SPF turns orange when exposed to U.V.

A Few Organizations Using SPF

  • 3M
  • IBM
  • Sears
  • Xerox
  • JC Penny
  • NASA Shuttle
  • General Electric
  • Levi Strauss & Co
  • Texas Instruments
  • McDonnel Douglas
  • Disney Corporation
  • George Bush Library
  • General Motors Corp
  • Texas A&M University
  • Ford Motor Company
  • United States Military
  • Miller Brewing Company
  • The Super Dome (New Orleans)
  • Dupont
  • Seagrams
  • Honeywell
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Bristol Meyers
  • Cincinnati Zoo
  • Tootsie Roll Co
  • Ingersoll Rand Co
  • Grumman Aviation
  • Diamond Shamrock
  • Florida Power & Light
  • University of Maryland
  • McNeil Pharmaceuticals
  • Miami Convention Center
  • California State University
  • Metropolitan Art Museum
  • Virginia Convention Center
  • …and numerous others

We Proudly Represent



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