Foam roofing is an alternative roofing material that is quickly becoming more popular due to its unique waterproof benefits and ease of installation. However, like all roofing materials, foam roofing can break down over time, which can result in damage or holes in your roof that could allow water to enter your home, increasing the chances of water damage or mold and mildew growth occurring. In order to maintain the seal of your foam roof and continue enjoying its unique set of benefits, you need to properly maintain it. Thankfully, if you know what to look for, maintaining a foam roof is a fairly simple process.
Check for any signs of actual damage to your foam roof, which can range from simple wearing of the material to actual holes or missing pieces in the roof. If the texture of the roof has changed drastically, or if cracks or other breaks have appeared, you'll have to have that section recoated as soon as possible to prevent any water from entering your home.
Check your roof to see if there are any spots on your roof that have changed color. Besides actual physical damage or missing pieces of your roof, discolored sections of a foam roof can represent the deterioration of the material itself, which may mean that you need to have the section recoated. Additionally, discoloration can be due to water exposure, which can lead to other complications within your home even if you reseal the section. Check the attic underneath the discolored spot to ensure that no water damage has occurred, and if it has, repair the interior at the same time as you recoat the roof.
It's necessary for you to clean debris off of your roof, as sticks, twigs, and other detritus that collects on your roof can act as a dam for moisture, allowing for water to build up and wear away at your roof at a quicker rate than it would otherwise. In order to reduce how often you have to get on top of your roof and clean the collected material off, you should trim the bushes or trees that overhang your roof, which will reduce how much debris gets on your roof. Additionally, trimming down the trees over your roof makes it harder for animals to get on your roof, which can be another source of damage to your roof and home.
If your foam roof is in need of repair, contact a company like Dodge Foam & Coatings Inc. as soon as possible.