There are many insulation options that you can choose for your roof. If you are having a difficult time deciding which option is best, you should consider how spray-foam roofing is good for the environment.
Fewer Volatile Organic Compounds
Spray foam has a very low emission of volatile organic compounds. Many volatile organic compounds are hazardous air pollutants. When the organic compounds combine with nitrogen oxides, they form smog, and this contributes to global climate change. Additionally, some volatile organic compounds can be very toxic to human health, depending on the amount of exposure.
Spray foam is very low in chlorofluorocarbons, which have an adverse effect on the ozone. They have been gradually phased out of refrigerants and aerosol propellants in order to protect the ozone, but they can still be found in some products, including other forms of roof insulation. Damage to the ozone has a negative effect on human health by increasing the risk of skin cancer.
Spray foam does not require expensive tear-offs, which also place a burden on landfills. There are many things that can go wrong with the roof tear-off process that can lead to expensive repair costs. When tearing your roof off, there is also a risk that there will be a project delay, leaving your building vulnerable to adverse weather conditions. A roof should only be torn off if it has deteriorated to such an extent that it cannot be saved.
The spray foam is one of the most energy-efficient roofing insulation systems available. The foam can be added wherever it is needed much more easily. By reducing the amount of heat that escapes through the roof, your home will be warmer during the winter, and your heating appliances will not have to use as much energy to keep your home warm.
More UV Reflection
Foam systems reflect UV radiation more effectively than other systems. This helps keep your home much cooler. Roofs absorb a considerable amount of heat in the summer, which forces AC units to work harder in order to keep your home cooler.
Energy-efficient homes are better for the environment because fewer fossil fuels must be burned in order to power utilities. Regardless of whether your furnace is electric or uses oil or natural gas, it will be relying on fossil fuels at some point. These fuels produce carbon emissions, which contribute to climate change.