Quik-Shield spray foam roofing systems consist of spray polyurethane foam and a protective coating. It provides a seamless roof install with no mechanical fasteners and provides self-flashing around HVAC curbs, vents, and skylights, adding additional protection against moisture and air infiltration. The spray foam conforms to the roofing surface with a strong bond that provides a solid, monolithic system that has a greater insulation factor, an unsurpassed air-barrier, and provides increased structural stability.
Quik-Shield spray foam roof systems fair 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 spray foam 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.
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.
Choosing Arizona Foam & Spray roofs gives you greater value on your purchase and allows you to put your money towards the things you really want. Your savings now could become family vacations, recreational toys, childrens’ education, or retirement later. Quik-Shield spray foam roofing systems provide low maintenance costs, long service life, and a reduction in energy bills.
Spray foam roofs can last 40 years or longer and can easily be recoated to extend the life span of the system. Over a roof’s lifetime, spray foam systems also have the lowest life cycle cost per square foot. Other systems can cost as much as 4 times more!
Spray foam roofs are spray applied without mechanical fasteners, creating a seamless air barrier that can reduce air leakage by 83% and can save 40% or more of your home’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.
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.
In addition, spray foam roofing systems do not use mechanical fasteners. Thermal Bridging through fasteners used on single-ply systems can cause up to 23% energy loss. Just 1" or more of Quik-Shield roofing foam significantly reduces heat transfer through studs, fasteners, and roof deck gaps.
All of these financial savings combine to make Quik-Shield spray foam the only roofing system that pays for itself.
When spray foam roofing systems are used, less material is needed over the life-span of a building. Maintained Quik-Shield spray foam roofing systems have a service life of more than 40 years and can be easily recoated, without the need for the tear-off of the foam.
In most cases, Quik-shield can even be placed over the current problem roofing system. It fixes the problems, while reducing the construction waste.
Lower energy consumption also means that you are creating a smaller carbon footprint and helping to preserve the environment for future generations.