Spray Foam Roofing

When it comes to commercial roofing there are many who have either not heard of Spray Foam Roofing or are not very familiar with it. In fact when the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) conducted a market survey  from 2015 to 2016 they found that when looking at all commercial roofing types involving both new installation and reroofs, less than 3% combined were completed with spray foam. The stats are surprising considering the many advantages spray foam roofing brings to the table, one of which is adding R-value since it is an insulator.

What is Spray Foam Roofing?

Spray polyurethane foam, or SPF, roofing is the process of covering your roof with robust, closed cell spray foam. The foam adheres to nearly any surface and is one of the most durable roof shields on the market today. Once the roof is fully prepped, the installation consists of spraying the roof with closed cell spray foam to the height agreed upon in the quote (for example 2 inches thick). After that goes on the roof coating that protects the spray foam from the UV rays. With the proper care and maintenance, a SPF roof might be the last roof you will ever need.

Spray polyurethane foam consists of two main ingredients, isocyanates and polyols. Using proper equipment, the two ingredients are combined to form the spray foam that is applied to the roof. Because the spray is a liquid it forms a stable and continuous application. Once the liquid cures it hardens and becomes nearly impenetrable to the outside elements.

What are the Benefits of Spray Foam Roofing?

There are many advantages that a SPF roof bring.  Here are a few of the key benefits:


Even though spray foam does not weigh very much, it is still very strong. It can stand up to the challenge against hail, wind, tornados and hurricanes much better than traditional roofing systems. Usually it is not hail damage that affects the SPF roof, it is actually the debris from high winds that does the damage. Once the coating is compromised the closed cell spray foam becomes susceptible to the UV rays and needs to be repaired as soon as possible. Even when damaged the spray foam can be saved when other roofing systems would have to be replaced.

Air Barrier

Shield’s spray foam Roof insulation creates an air barrier between the inside and outside of your structure. It is not uncommon for air to seep into the structure through a standard roof. This forces more excessive use of the HVAC units which result in higher utility bills. SPF roofing forms a barrier that will keep air out of the structure which will keep utility costs to a minimum.


The number one cause of structure deterioration is water intrusion. The building envelope is the most susceptible area to water intrusion. SPF roof insulation contain billions of closed cells that form a shield of protection for the interior of your structure. Due to the foam being installed as a liquid, the SPF is able to close any scratch or imperfection on the original surface to form a stable, waterproof barrier for the structure.


A SPF roof, if properly maintained, is designed to last for the life of the structure. In addition, using SPF will reduce the carbon footprint of the building. Since the roof may never have to be replaced, it reduces landfill waste. Standard roofing materials, such as gravel or asphalt can be recycled and used for other projects. Most importantly, by keeping the interior of the structure protected and regulated, there will be less energy consumption. All of these things help make the Earth a little greener.

What is your next step?

Shield Energy Solutions stands ready to help you with installing a top of the line SPF Roof. With over 30 years of construction experience in the DFW area, our consultants are the best in the business. Whether you are looking to improve your residence or upgrade your commercial roof, let us show you how you can save money and improve your quality of life. Call us today to schedule a one on one meeting with one of our representatives.

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