Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Roofing System

Commercial SPF Roofing SystemA commercial SPF roofing system is among the most durable roofs in the market. It is a very resilient roof system that is monolithic. This means the roof is one layer and continuous, so even under violent weather conditions it remains intact is resilient against high winds.

There are some roofing systems that prove to be versatile over time. Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) roofing system is one of these roofing systems. It is the trusted roof of choice by many commercial building owners.

Experienced commercial building owners know that an SPF system will more than pay for itself over time. The spray-applied system not only looks amazing aesthetically, but will also last for decades and then some. This means lower maintenance cost, and most importantly, peace of mind that the roof will withstand hurricane conditions.

SPF roofing systems were initially used in a softer form in upholstery. The material is now used in construction projects such as roofing and wall insulation. SPF can be used in flat, steep, as well as irregular roofs. 

It is an insulating foam plastic that is applied as a liquid through a spraying technique. It expands many times its original size. The spray polyurethane foam can be adjusted, and has numerous physical properties which determine the purpose for which it will be used. 

Benefits of Spray Polyurethane Foam

Energy Efficient

Energy Efficient RoofSpray Polyurethane Foam offers thermal, air, as well as moisture barriers to deliver the highest R-value per inch. This means that the material offers better insulation for the property. This improves the energy efficiency of the building thereby saving heating and cooling bills.

And over the course of years, this starts to add up and result in substantial savings.

Durability of and SPF Commercial Roof

A Spray Polyurethane Foam roofing system is more durable than traditional roofing systems. The foam can expand and contract with the building in line with the external temperatures. 

This helps to decrease the occurrence of splitting and cracks thereby increasing the life span of the roof. This thermal cycling has a big impact over years, and with an SPF system, the roof is much better able to handle these heating and cooling cycles.

SPF Roofing System
Project Progression

Monolithic and Seamless

Commercial Roof SystemSince the Spray Polyurethane Foam mixture is applied as a liquid, it can easily fill gaps, seams, and cracks that are on the roof. The continuous solid surface formed does not need joints or seams. This helps to remove the occurrence of leaks. It can also be installed to eliminate uneven roofs, thereby reducing ponding water.

This is also a major advantage during inclement weather, including hurricanes. Many roofs that are applied in single unit membranes are quick to come apart when hurricane force winds start to show their teeth.

With a monolithic roof system that is one continuous and solid coating, the roof is substantially better equipped to deal with hurricane-force winds


Since a SPF roofing system is energy efficient and environmentally sustainable, they can be less expensive to install and maintain. When installing a spray polyurethane foam roofing system, you don’t need to strip the existing roof. This goes a long way in saving money on labor and dirt removal.

Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing Systems are becoming increasingly popular for roofing commercial, industrial and residential properties due to their long-lasting and economically efficient benefits. The demand for SPF roofing systems will keep increasing as long as the cost of energy increases.