Dura-Foam Roofing Materials are Environmentally Friendly
Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is a plastic or petroleum-based product. Interestingly, your Dura-Foam roof will offset the energy capacity of its raw petroleum-based materials in just a few seasons of heating & cooling savings. Also, this material is sustainable because it has a service life that will last the lifetime of your property. Since all work is done from the outside of the building, activities on the interior can proceed as usual during the construction process. Also, the blowing agent used in SPF does not contain any chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s).
You can "rest" assured the Dura-Foam Roofing System is made with environmentally friendly materials that are safe enough to sleep on.
"Rubberized" Acrylic Roof Coatings
Our elastomeric Cool Roof coatings contain acrylic, a material commonly found in water-based house paint. A key difference is that our coatings contain a much higher portion of acrylic solids which allow coatings to cure in thicker layers. Also, our elastomeric coatings are designed to stay flexible over time while exposed to extreme weather and rain. The acylic coatings we use are substantially more flexible than normal paint and are sometimes referred to as rubberized coating. The coating is low VOC, water based, and safe to work with. After only a few days, it cures to become 100% inert.
Dura-Foam Roofing Materials Are Safe Enough to Sleep on
SPF has molecular composition similar to that of memory foam, which is used in high quality mattresses. There are two key differences between memory foam and SPF. First, memory foam is open cell, as opposed to the closed cell foam used in foam roofs (i.e. closed cell foam is waterproof and insulates well, while memory foam acts more like a sponge). Second, memory foam is not rigid like the closed cell foam roofing materials. Walking on a completed foam roof feels similar to walking on a concrete sidewalk. Pillows, furniture cushions and mattresses are manufactured using polyurethane foam which is safe for living environments. Dura-Foam Roofing has invested millions of dollars in the best polyurethane foam processing equipment so that you can “rest” assured that the closed cell foam in your roof system is also safe for living environments.
For more info on environmental considerations please visit the Green Roofing page.