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A roof is an important and integral part of any home or property, and it is the building element that keeps the living space protected and give it its ability to withstand the weather. Proper insulation of a roof and other parts of the home can lead to long-term savings in heating and cooling energy requirements, that often make for substantial expenditure. Ocean Seven Roofing should be your company of choice when you are looking for the right roof insulation, as they will give you various alternatives and also execute the work that you need to be done for this purpose.
The Best Insulation
Spray foam insulation can give an R-value of 6.7 for every inch of cured foam. Get the company to estimate your R-value requirements, which they will tell you based on your location, surrounding environment, and your own comfort requirements. They can then install the required spray foam insulation that is required and can do so for roofs, walls, and attics. Spray foam besides insulating the home can also deaden sound, be resistant to moisture and is not affected by pests. Spray foam insulation is made up of two compounds, isocyanate and polyol resin that expand when they are mixed together. The mixing results in a foam that can be sprayed on the surface that needs insulation. It hardens in a short space of time and converts itself into an excellent layer of insulation. It is insulation that is durable and can last for years. The spraying application makes it easy to use and allows the foam to be blown into all openings, and the expansion on hardening ensures that the foam fills up all cavities.
Spray foam insulation can be very easily applied directly to any roof and must be of the required thickness that will ensure the required R-value. You may have to put stoppers, temporarily, at the edge of the roof, of the required thickness to retain the foam till it sets. The application can be done in a short period of time. Once the foam has set and expanded, your roof is also made airtight and watertight. It will keep your home cool in summer, and retain the heat within the home during winters.
Roofing using polyurethane foam has been in use for more than 40 years and is the material of choice in most new constructions, and where roofs need to be redone. It has several advantages over other options for roofing, due to the fact that it gives a roofing cover that is seamless and without any joints that can make the roof vulnerable to moisture and other problems. Its application by spraying allows it to be used on any surface, even those having protrusions or irregular shapes, though you have to ensure that it gets retained while it sets. It cures very quickly and setting may not take more than a couple of minutes. A great advantage with polyurethane foam is its low weight of 50 pounds per square foot for a standard application, and this allows it to be used even on old roofs, as the added weight is negligible. No waste is created during its use and application and the foam can last almost indefinitely. Savings in energy costs can be as much as 30 percent, and this enables the entire cost of application to be recovered within five years. Its waterproofing capability is an added bonus, and it can also help to prevent condensation. The foam is produced by running the two compounds, polyol and isocyanate, through a proportioner that heats up the two ingredients and passes them through a spray gun, that sprays the created foam in liquid form, that quickly expands and sets.
Cool roofs are those that pose the least demand on energy for heating and cooling any living space that the roof covers. Besides proper insulation, you can also make a roof cooler by having a reflective surface that reflects the sun’s rays and leads to less heat coming through the roof.
Torch down roofs are those roofs that have membranes made from fiberglass, polyester, and bitumen with tar and gravel added. The fibers help to hold the bitumen and keep it in the required shape. The term torch down roofing comes from the flame torches that are used by roofers to ensure that overlapping layers get bonded. Some roofers can even suggest that a roof is covered with pouring molten asphalt over the roof to form a hot mop roof. This sort of roof covering is more to ensure waterproofing and does not have any high insulation properties. They can be used over roofs where inside temperatures are not very important, like porches and garages. Roofs can also be covered by tiles to give them an elegant look, and this material does have both waterproofing and some insulation properties.
Contact an experienced and reliable roofing company, like Ocean Seven Roofing, when you want proper advise on roofing, its insulation, and energy saving. It can save you a lot of money in the long run and give you a durable roof.
Torch Down Roofs
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Ocean Seven Roofing
15155 Stagg St
Van Nuys, CA 91405