Many people don’t realize the amazing benefits that come along with coating their roof. It will not only extend the life of your roof, but it will prevent ponds of water from forming and leaks infiltrating your office building or home and damaging it. Spray polyurethane is an extremely versatile coating that should be considered for any new or replacement roof, or for continued maintenance.

What is polyurethane roofing?

Spray polyurethane roofing is used by mixing and spraying liquids that consist of two components. You can have the base installed in various thicknesses, depending on what you are hoping to achieve. Whether you’re looking to provide a slope for draining purposes, or you’re looking to meet a certain thermal resistance, spray polyurethane can help you achieve that. The two components that work together are spray polyurethane foam insulation and protective surfacing.

The foam is made up of isocyanate and polyol. The protective surfacing is typically a spray-applied elastomeric coating that you can also apply by hand and power rollers. Sometimes it is a membrane. The whole purpose of the protective surfacing is to provide adequate weatherproofing and protection from UV exposure, along with providing protection from mechanical damage and to assist with fireproofing.

Generic types of coatings used on spray polyurethane roofing include but are not limited to, acrylic, butyl rubber, silicone, aromatic polyurethane elastomer, aliphatic polyurethane elastomer, and modified polyurethane elastomer. Sometimes mineral granules or sand are also mixed in.

As long as your spray polyurethane roofing is applied correctly, it is really one of the most beneficial things that you can do for your roof. Contact us today at Midwest Roofing to get started on proper protection for your roof.