Arithane only uses Quik-Shield spray foam, manufactured by SWD Urethane. We have been using this product for over 40 years because it is the best in the industry.
Quik-Shield spray foam roofing system consists of durable lightweight foam and a protective top coating. It is sprayed in place as a liquid that expands to fill cracks and crevices and then forms as a hard durable monolithic roof surface.
Quik-Shield spray foam roofing systems provide low maintenance costs, long service life, and a reduction in energy bills. It is spray applied without mechanical fasteners, creating a seamless air barrier that can reduce air leakage by 83% and can save 40% or more of a building’s heating and cooling costs. In an average of 4.5 years, these energy savings combine to surpass the complete cost of the spray foam roof.
Spray foam roofs can last 40 years or longer and can easily be recoated to extend the life span of the system.
Arithane’s foam roofs — constructed of closed cell, polyurethane spray foam covered with a reflective coating – decrease the amount of natural gas and electricity used to heat and cool buildings. Compared to conventional commercial roofs, spray-foam systems conserve 40 percent on natural gas bills, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NIST also notes a 25 percent reduction on total electrical consumption.
While most roofing materials only offer one, spray foam has all three energy saving qualities:
- Conduction: Heat transfer is blocked by the high insulation R-value of closed cell spray foam, which can be double that of traditional materials.
- Convection: Buildings can gain or lose significant amounts of heat through air leaks. Quik-Shield spray foam roof systems create a seamless, monolithic surface and unsurpassed air barrier. Quik-Shield is self-flashing and adds additional protection against moisture and air infiltration around HVAC curbs, vents, skylights, and other roof penetrations, traditionally the high problem areas on roofs.
- Radiation: The white, elastomeric coating of a spray foam roof is also far more reflective than a conventional roof. High reflective roofs are not only beneficial, they are also mandated in some areas of the country. In addition, they have been proven to lower heat-island effects in large cities.
Roof fasteners and seams allow air to leak beneath the roof membrane, which can then create wind pressure beneath the membrane. This pressure can causing fluttering of the membrane and, potentially, roof blow off.
Quik-Shield spray foam roof systems fair significantly better in extreme weather, including hail, high winds, and falling debris. A post-Hurricane Katrina study conducted by NIST concluded that all spray foam roofs, with one minor exception sustained the hurricane without blow-off of the SPF or damage to flashings. Quik-Shield maintains this strength and durability while still weighing less than conventional roofs, typically by 50%. Quik-Shield spray foam on a metal deck maxed out the Miami-Dade wind uplift test at over 500 mph.
Greater Resale Value
In commercial real estate it is always good to have a clearly defined exit strategy. When the time comes to sell the building, is your roof going to be an asset or liability? The resale value of your building will almost always be improved by a roofing system that is in good condition, helps decrease the building’s energy costs, has low maintenance expenses, and is constructed to last a long time. For over 45 years we have been helping building owners with the right solution that fits their long term or short term exit strategy. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
Lower Operating Expenses
Over several years the operating expense of a roofing system can add up to be a significant cost. Leak repair and maintenance issues are common problems on most traditional flat roofs. The NRCA projects that as many as 40% of commercial roofs have serious issues within a year of install.
Studies have shown there are two major factors which influence the performance of a roof system: first the overall quality of materials used in the system and second, the skill of the contractor who installs it. Deficiencies in either area can cause premature failure requiring costly repairs to the system.
With the use of spray foam and our skilled applicators, we can help you achieve significant savings through lower operating expenses. Spray foam roofing systems have longer life cycles, compared to other traditional roofing methods, and do not have issues with delamination or alligatoring. Due to the seamless properties of spray foam, roof leaks are greatly minimized, reducing costly building damage. Using the best products with the best applicators can lower your operating expenses and maximize the return on your investment.
Lower Life-Cycle Cost
Compared to other roofing systems, Quik-Shield spray foam systems have a significantly lower life cycle cost.
- Little to no maintenance costs.
- With proper maintenance, the service life of an Arithane foam roof is 40 or more years.
- Can be recoated at a minimal cost to extend the life of the spray foam system.
- Installing a Quik-Shield spray foam roofing system can solve most existing roofing issues. In most cases a spray foam roof can be installed directly over your existing roof without its removal.
- And, if there ever are issues with your foam roof, often repairs can be made without the need of a full roof replacement.