Talking About Roofing Services

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Repairing A Torn Foam Roof

Brittany Howard

If you have an energy-efficient foam roof on top of your home, you have most likely enjoyed the reduced cost of heating and electricity due to its insulating benefits. If you are noticing your energy costs are creeping back up, your rooftop may be in need of repair. Rips and tears in a foam roof will lead to a breach in the energy-saving benefits it provides. Here are some instructions you can use to repair any ripped portions in your foam roofing on your own.

Do An Evaluation

Get up on your rooftop and do a visual inspection of the foam for areas that will need to be repaired. Small tears and rips may be located in areas around protrusions such as skylights or fireplaces. Check that the foam is not lifting up in these areas. If you see an area on the foam surface that appears rough, it may have been victim to scraping from debris during a storm, wildlife, or standing water pooled up around a branch. 

Clean The Rooftop

Before making repairs to your foam roof, it will need to be completely cleaned so the filler you use will adhere without obstructions in the way. Sweep your roof with a push broom to rid the surface of any leaves, twigs, or dirt. Bring a pressure washer or garden hose up to the rooftop and rinse it thoroughly. Use a soft-bristled brush and a mild detergent to scrub down any areas with caked on grime. Rinse again and allow to dry.

Make Repairs To Rips

Use some SPF compatible caulk to fill in any voids in your foam roof. This comes in a tube form and can be injected into holes or along tears using a caulk gun. Push the nozzle into the void as far as possible before injecting the caulk inside. After the caulk hardens, spray foam will need to be applied over it. Foam roofing material can be made from acrylic, silicone or urethane. You will need to know what type of foam your roof is comprised of so you can purchase a matching spray foam to make the repair.

Put on protective eye gear and gloves before spraying the foam over the ripped portion of the roof. Allow it to dry completely. Afterwards, use a sealant to cover the rooftop. This will add a layer of protection to the sprayed area. Use a roller to apply the sealant to the entire roof so it appears uniform in color.

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Hello, I'm Erica. Welcome to my site about roofing services. We moved into a home in the middle of a stormy country. Although the roof was nice when we moved in, the constant barrage of storms quickly changed its construction. The shingles flew off and flashing unwound until the roof looked awful and started to leak. At that point, we knew we needed to act fast. Luckily, with one call to a roofer, we scheduled the repairs needed to keep it in great shape, even through future storms. I will use this site to talk more about how our roof was repaired and storm proofed.