Spray Polyurethane Foam

A small spray polyurethane foam roof.

Spray polyurethane foam at roof-to-curb transition location.

Useful Links:

1. General: For a good general article about various roof systems, see this page at the Whole Building Design Guide site, which is maintained by the National Institute of Building Sciences.

2. General: "Spray Foam Insulation: Open and Closed Cell" is a great introduction to SPF. Available on the Green Building Advisor website.

3. Hail Damage: "Hail Resistance Test of Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Roof Systems" examines the performance of various SPF roof systems during hailstorms. Well-researched. Available in the Technical Library at the NRCA website.

4. Inspection of Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofs: "Inspecting Roofing Applications" provides guidelines and a lot of pictures. Archived on the website of the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance.

5. SafetySee this Material Safety Data Sheet for health and safety information about spray polyurethane foam at the Henry Company website. This is only an example and other products and brands may be different.

6. Technical Documents: A large assortment of SPF technical documents are provided by the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance.

7. TechnicalSee this Product Data Sheet for the technical characteristics of spray polyurethane foam at the Henry Company websiteThis is only an example and other products and brands may be different.

8. See here for a list of spray polyurethane foam manufacturers