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Advantages of SPF

Did you know that a properly maintained SPF roof by SCI can have an indefinite life expectancy? Southern Coatings, Inc. is one of the South Florida’s oldest companies and has been family owned and operated in Pompano Beach for over 38 years. SCI was the first contractor in our area to promote the use of SPF (Spray Polyurethane Foam) as a roofing system and remains the leading installer today.

SPF Roofing systems by Southern Coatings are specified on many commercial projects and residences due to its unique ability to insulate, strengthen and waterproof. Spray Foam Systems by Southern Coatings offer superior defenses to Florida’s harsh elements making it the “Southern Solution” to your roofing needs. SCI uses only the leading manufacturer’s materials and is omitted to providing customer satisfaction.

Waterproofing Ability

Polyurethane foam forms a monolithic, self- flashing surface, which effectively seal against leaks. Further protection comes from the weather resistant, elastomeric coating applied over the foam. SPF can be sprayed with a slope to drain to better facilitate water drainage.

Reduces and Simplifies Roof Maintenance

The applied polyurethane foam system by SCI usually requires little maintenance. Periodic cleaning and recoating are generally all that is required. If damaged, caulking is usually sufficient for repairs.

It’s Adhesive Qualities

SPF holds superior adhesive qualities produced by the chemical bonding of the materials; adding structural integrity to a building or home. A seamless layer of foam is fully adhered to surfaces horizontal or vertical as well as irregular shapes and protrusions.

It’s Lightweight

Foam roofing by Southern Coatings, Inc. typically weighs around 50lbs. per square, versus 800 lbs. for a built-up roof and 100 lbs. for ballasted single-ply roofs. The lightweight nature of the product allows it to be applied directly to many existing roof systems without adding stress to the structure.

Energy Efficient

A Cool Roof is a roof that has a light colored coating which reflects the sun’s heat and UV rays. These roofs lower the building temperature and reduce sunlight degradation. Cool Roofs can reduce air conditioning costs, reduce smog and help the environment. In addition to the highly reflected top light colored coat, the 1″ SPF layer provides for an R value of 7.0. Roof surface temperatures can be reduced up to 70°F. Air infiltration will be eliminated and electric bills can be reduced by up to 50%.

Seamless

SPF forms a single monolithic membrane that covers the entire roof. There are no seams or joints, the source of the majority of leaks in traditional roofs.

Superior Wind Uplift Resistance

Urethane foam roofing has the highest wind protection rating of any roofing system on the market today. Studies performed after the 2004 hurricane season proved that SPF systems outperformed traditional roofing systems.

Sustainability

It is a proven roofing and insulating system that has been applied successfully for over 45 years. Foamed roofs require minimum upkeep, creating little waste, and have an indefinite life expectancy.

Environmentally Friendly

In addition to the unbeatable energy efficiency, and sustainability factors, SPF roofing systems by Southern Coatings, Inc. create less waste for our landfills. SCI uses coatings made from recycled EPDM materials and environmentally responsible manufacturing. Polyurethane Foam contains no asbestos, formaldehyde, or irritating pollutants, thereby protecting you from harmful health effects. SPF is UL listed.

Reduces Urban Heat Island Effects

An “Urban Heat Island” is an invisible dome of hot air that heats cities up to 10 degrees warmer than surrounding areas. The higher temperatures increase air pollution and energy use. Now, NASA scientists are on a new thermal imaging mission to pinpoint who’s hot – and who’s not, and how we can keep our cool. Also, the warming of the nighttime temperature is due to the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect, which is the result of two main features of urban areas. First, roofs, roads and paved surfaces store heat during the day, which is then released slowly over the evening due to the thermal properties of the surface materials and the building geometry which traps the heat stored during the day. The second contributing factor to the UHI is due to the artificial heat released into the urban atmosphere by combustive processes from vehicles, industrial activity and the heat that escapes from commercial and domestic air conditioning. About half the U.S. population lives in heat islands!