3 Tips For Keeping Your Foam Roof In Good Shape

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If you have a foam roof on your house, and you want to keep it in good shape, you need to know the kind of maintenance that it requires. Here are four things you need to do to keep your foam roof in good shape.

#1 Clean Your Roof

The first thing you need to know about your foam roof is that you need to clean your roof at least once a year. You don't want to let leaves, tree branches and other debris sit on your roof for an extended period of time. Over time, these items can cause damage to your roof.

Cleaning a foam roof is relatively easy. You just need to get up on your roof and remove the debris by hand. You can also gently sweep away the debris. You don't have to use a pressure washer to clean up your roof or use any chemicals on it. Just pick up the debris and move it off your roof.

#2 Keep An Eye Out For Discoloration

While you clean your roof, pay attention to how your roof looks. In particular, you want to keep an eye out for changes in color and texture on your roof. Your roof should maintain the same color throughout. If any portion of your roof has become discolored, that area may be wearing down faster than the rest of your roof and needs to be replaced.

You also need to pay attention to the texture of your roof. Your foam roof naturally should have a texture that looks kind of like an orange peel; it should have slight texture evenly distributed across your roof. 

If the texture of your roof starts to become rougher, or you start to have areas with big dips and rises, your foam roof may have become compromised and may need to be replaced. 

#3 Pay A Professional To Re-Coat Your Roof

When your foam roof needs to be recoated, make sure that you hire a professional to do the job for you. In order to correctly re-coat your roof, you need to clean your roof correctly and apply the foam with the correct tools and at the correct rate. There are many factors that go into re-coating a foam roof, and if you want it done just right, it is best to hire someone to re-coat your roof for you. 

If you want your foam roof to stay in great shape, make sure you clean and inspect it at least once a year. When you roof needs to be coated again, leave it up to the professionals. If you follow these three simple steps, your foam roof should stay in great shape for many years. Contact a business, such as Central States Roofing, for more information. 

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