Spray Foam Roofing Problems


Spray foam is gradually emerging as a market favorite as a roofing agent, its high thermal resistance, ability to assume varying shapes and densities to fill every nook and cranny wooing customers like no other.As a top provider of Spray Foam Roofing in Tucson Az Green Energy Solutions wants to address some of the problems

But despite its utility there are certain drawbacks to using it. The problems and certain misconceptions regarding spray foam are listed below along with ways of how one can get around the shortcomings and get a good grasp over its true usefulness –

Spray foam is produced through a controlled chemical reaction between liquid compounds. If the mixing of the two compounds is not done in a calibrated manner at the right temperature, then the resulting product will be more susceptible to weaknesses.


The solution to this lies in getting your roofing done by professional contractors who are known to deliver the right product and commercial_Spray_Foam_Roofingcomplete the installation without glitches.


It is often thought that spray foam roofing doesn’t last long. This is a misconception.


Once properly installed, spray foam can last for about 50 years if the elastomeric coating is reapplied after timely intervals.


Spray foam is often considered to be a great insulating agent but not a truly beneficial roofing agent.


This is absolutely untrue. Spray foam is being used as a roofing agent not just in the U.S. but the world over and has the National Building Code’s stamp of approval aside from being known for its effectiveness in sealing building envelopes.



Spray foam is far too expensive compared to other roofing agents.


Not true either. Spray foam is among the most affordable roofing agents available. Its cost is almost comparable to wood, slightly more expensive than asphalt but certainly lesser than that of slate.


Spray foam may cause decay of wood in the roof timbers. The insulating properties of foam will mean that in cold weather the wood is more likely to become damp from condensation.


-          This can be avoided by maintaining a clearly ventilated air gap between the roofing and the tile covering so that the wood is not totally deprived of the heating effect escaping from below.


  • Spray foam cannot be walked on.


-          Again this is partially untrue.  Spray foam can hold up to 40 pounds per square inch if not more.


  • If your house is located in a rural setting and your roof is prone to nightly visits by birds, rodents and other animals your roofing is in danger of being pecked at or chewed.


-          The best way to avoid this will be to discourage such animals from visiting your roof through the use of repellants.