Maximizing Roof Longevity: Is Your Roof Right for Spray Foam and Coatings? 

At Rugged Coatings, we understand that your property is more than just a building; it’s a significant investment that requires the utmost care and protection. One of the most crucial aspects of maintaining this investment is ensuring the durability and longevity of your roofing system. That’s where the Rugged Roofing System, a combination of Accufoam roofing foam and our coatings, comes into play, offering a versatile and reliable solution for various types of roofing. But what types of roofing can truly benefit from this advanced solution? 

Applicable Roofing Types for Spray Foam and Coatings System  

Our spray foam and coatings system is designed to offer maximum protection and energy efficiency for a wide range of roofing materials. Here’s a closer look at the types of roofing that are compatible with a system like ours: 


Wooden roof decks can significantly benefit from a spray foam and coatings system, especially considering the limited R-value wooden roof decks offer. Spray foam and coatings systems not only enhance the roof’s insulation but also add a layer of protection against moisture and pests, extending the life of the wood beneath. 

However, to be compatible with a spray foam and coatings system, the wood must be free from rot, decay, and moisture. The integrity of the wooden structure needs to be intact, meaning no loose or missing shingles. It’s also important that the wood surface is properly prepared, cleaned, and dried to ensure the spray foam adheres correctly and uniformly. Any signs of mold or mildew must be addressed prior to application, as these can affect the adhesion and effectiveness of the foam and coatings. 


Metal roofing, popular for its durability and longevity, can sometimes be prone to leaks and thermal bridging. A spray foam and coatings system acts as a seamless barrier that prevents leaks and improves the roof’s thermal performance, making your property more energy efficient. 

For a metal roof to be compatible with a spray foam and coatings system, it should be rust-free and have no major corrosion issues. The seams, fasteners, and edges must be secure and in good condition to prevent any potential leaks after the application. Surface preparation is key; the metal surface needs to be non-porous and cleaned of any oils, dirt, or loose paint to ensure the spray foam can properly bond to the metal. Additionally, treating the roof with a rust-inhibiting primer is advisable before the spray foam application to enhance adhesion and extend the roof’s lifespan. 


Concrete roofs are lauded for their strength and fire resistance. However, they can benefit from the added insulation and waterproofing properties of our spray foam and coatings system. This application ensures that your concrete roof remains robust while also becoming more energy-efficient and resistant to water infiltration. 

For these roofs to be compatible with a spray foam and coatings system, they must be structurally sound, with no cracks or spalling. The concrete should be cured and dry, with a moisture content that meets the spray foam manufacturer’s recommendations. Surface preparation involves cleaning the roof of any dirt, debris, or efflorescence to ensure a clean substrate for the foam application. It’s also crucial to repair any cracks or imperfections in the concrete to prevent moisture from compromising the foam and coating integrity. 

Built-Up Roofing (BUR) 

BUR systems, with their multiple layers of bitumen and reinforcing fabrics, offer excellent waterproofing capabilities. By applying our spray foam and coatings system over a BUR system in good condition, you enhance its insulation properties and extend its lifespan by protecting it from UV rays and physical damage. 

For a BUR roof to be compatible with a spray foam and coatings system, it should be in good condition without blistering, delamination, or water infiltration. The surface must be dry and free from any gravel or loose material. A thorough inspection is necessary to ensure there are no underlying moisture issues within the existing layers. The BUR should be smooth and properly adhered to the roof deck, with any necessary repairs made prior to the spray foam application to ensure a solid and uniform substrate. 

Not Suitable for TPO and PVC Roofing 

It’s important to note that our spray foam and coatings system cannot be applied over TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) and PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) roofing materials. These types of roofing have unique chemical compositions and surface properties that are not compatible with the adhesion and curing processes of our system. 

Understanding Local Building Codes and Roof Assessments 

Before considering a spray foam and coatings system for your property, it’s crucial to select a contractor who is well-versed in local building codes, particularly regarding the number of roof layers allowed. This knowledge ensures that your roofing project complies with all regulations and maintains the structural integrity of your building. 

Moreover, each roofing project is unique, and a thorough assessment is necessary to determine if a spray foam and coatings system is suitable for your existing roof. Factors such as the roof’s condition, existing moisture levels, and the type of material must be carefully evaluated by a professional to ensure the best outcome. 

Why Choose Rugged Coatings? 

At Rugged Coatings, we are committed to providing top-quality roofing solutions that meet the needs of property owners. Our spray foam and coatings system is a testament to our dedication to innovation, efficiency, and durability in roofing technology. By choosing our system, you’re investing in a solution that not only protects your property but also contributes to its energy efficiency and sustainability. 

Ready to Transform Your Roofing? 

If you’re considering a spray foam and coatings system for your roofing, contact us at Rugged Coatings. We’re here to answer all your questions and help you find a certified contractor near you. Our team of experts will ensure that you receive the best advice and solutions tailored to your property’s specific needs. Don’t wait to enhance the durability and efficiency of your roofing—click here to reach out to us today and take the first step towards a more protected and sustainable property.