Foam roofing may not be the most well-known roofing option, but it’s gaining popularity as a practical, cost-efficient roofing option for both residential and commercial properties. However, many people still have second thoughts about choosing foam roofing because of several misconceptions about this versatile material. Our team of knowledgeable roofers shed some light on these misconceptions and discuss why you should consider them.
Foam Roofs Are Flimsy
Many people associate foam with bedding, stuffed toys and other soft items, which is why they also assume that foam makes for a very flimsy roofing option. However, experts say that a well-built foam roof is strong enough to support the weight of people walking on it.
Foam Roof Exudes Fumes
Some homeowners avoid foam roofing for fear of inhaling harmful fumes or toxins. Fortunately, polyurethane – the main substance used by most roofing companies for foam roofing – is just as safe as the foam used in mattresses and pillows. There’s no need to worry about accidentally inhaling lung irritants or carcinogenic particles.
Foam Roof Soaks Up Water
Since foam is usually associated with soft, porous padding, many people assume that foam roofing will soak up a ton of water during rainy days. However, the plastic used by foam roofing has a different structure compared to the foam you find in absorbent foam products. In fact, foam roofing has a lot more in common with the foam found in the hulls of some sea vessels. That’s as watertight as any other substance can get.
Foam Roof Is a Fad
Since many homeowners have only recently discovered foam roofing, many of them assume that it’s one of the latest fads in the roofing industry. However, foam roofing has been around longer than most people think. The idea of using foam as roofing material has been around since the 1930s, and roof replacement companies have been putting up foam roofs since as early as the 1950s. It’s just as time-tested as most modern roofing options available today, perhaps even more so.
Don’t let false ideas about foam roofing keep you from getting one for your home or commercial property. Stapleton Roofing provides foam roofing solutions in Paradise Valley, Peoria and Scottsdale, AZ. You can call us at (602) 833-7663 or fill out this contact form to request a free, no obligation quote.