I know some of you are skeptical of how a foam roof can last so long without leaking. I’m not surprised, considering that many roofing systems are prone to develop leaks in a short time. I’ve heard stories of metal roofs that leak, even though they were just recently installed, and that it’s just part of the deal!
As with anything, a roofing system is only as good as the people installing it. A spray foam roof is the ultimate roofing system, but if improperly installed, can have problems as well. JLCox Enterprises has a proven track record, with over 30 years of satisfied customers.
We believe in doing each job correctly the first time, even if it ends up costing us more time and money than we anticipated. We believe that in the long run, a satisfied customer is worth more than cutting corners to save a few dollars. You can call us old fashioned, but that’s just how we are. Not much is worse than paying someone else to do something, only to be disappointed with the results, customer service, and support.
Here are some pictures of a roof that we installed over 20 years ago, which had never been re-coated, and was still leak free:
First step is a thorough pressure washing. Whats left of the original coating is still in decent condition, overall. The rough, orange patches are areas where the coating has eroded away, leaving the foam exposed. Even as such, this roof was still not leaking. The foam itself is practically watertight, which adds a secondary means of waterproofing.
After pressure washing, a thorough inspection was performed. It was determined that the majority of the damage to the deck area could be repaired with caulking. The only area that would need to be re-foamed was the tops of the parapet walls. Finally, the entire roof was re-coated with an Acrylic base Elastomeric Coating.
This is just one example of one of our roofs lasting for decades with no maintenance, and no problems. It is meant to give you an idea of the durability of the foam/elastomeric coating roof systems we install.
It is generally recommended to reapply the coating every 10 years. When properly maintained, foam roof systems have a virtually unlimited lifespan! This simple, inexpensive maintenance plan almost always works out to be the most cost effective solution over the life-cycle of a building.
The long term cost effectiveness, durability, unmatched energy savings, and reliability are what make Spray Foam/Elastomeric Coatings the ultimate roof system. These characteristics more than outweigh any small initial cost savings that other roof systems may offer.
Click here to read about why we feel “single-ply” roofs are not a good option.