Foam Roofing System Installation: Slashing Energy Costs

Posted on: 5 January 2023


Foam roofing systems can be a great way to reduce energy costs in your home or commercial building. In many areas, installing foam roofing systems can also allow you to offset the costs of installation by qualifying for Federal and state rebates. 

Here's a quick guide on how to install a foam roofing system to help you save energy and reduce your energy bills.

How it Works

Foam roofing systems consist of using layers of foam insulation, applied directly to the roof surface, which can help to improve the energy efficiency of your building by reducing heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. Foam roofing systems can help you trap the cool air generated by your AC unit and/or the warmth generated by your heater, which makes your home or business more energy efficient.

Preparing and Installing

For optimal results, you will need to prep your roof and install your foam roofing system properly.

  • Preparation: it is important to make sure that the roof surface is clean and free of debris. Use a broom or blower to remove any dirt, leaves, or other debris from the roof. If there are any holes or cracks in the roof, repair them with roofing cement or another suitable material. It's critical to fix any damage you find before attempting to install your foam roofing system.
  • Installation: the foam panels used in foam roofing systems are typically made of polyurethane or another type of foam insulation. These panels are available in different thicknesses and sizes, so you will need to choose the panel that is appropriate for your roof. It's important to note that some energy rebate statutes require using foam roofing materials with specific insulation properties. You may need to trim the panels to fit around any obstacles or protrusions on the roof. A carpenter's razor is perfectly suited for making these types of cuts.

Securing and Sealing

Once you install your foam roofing system, you will need to finish the project by securing the panels and sealing the edges.

  • Securing: this is typically done using adhesive or nails. If you are using adhesive, apply a bead of adhesive along the edges of the foam panels and press them firmly into place. If you are using nails, place the nails about 6 inches apart along the edges of the panels.
  • Sealing: this can be done using a silicone sealant or another suitable material. Apply the sealant along the edges of the foam panels, taking care to fill in any gaps or cracks.

For more info, contact foam roofing system installation services.