Foam roofs are great because you don't have to do a lot to take care of them. However, foam roofs require a little maintenance and care in order to last a long time. You need to make sure that you keep your foam roof clean, check for discoloration and improper texture and get your roof recoating every few years.
#1 Keep Your Foam Roof Clean
You should clean your foam roof off at least twice a year. It is relatively easy to clean off a foam roof. All you need to do is pick up and remove the leaves, tree branches and other debris that accumulates on your foam roof over time. You can bring a 5-gallon bucket or a large trash bag up with you and put the items inside the bucket or trash bag. Alternatively, you can use a broom to sweep the debris off your roof. Just make sure the debris will not hit anyone or anything as it falls from your roof to the ground.
You may have to move some bird's nest from your foam roof. However, you should not have to deal with cleaning up or removing either insects or rodents. Insects and rodents don't really like foam roofs.
#2 Check For Discoloration and Improper Texture
When you are up on your foam roof, make sure that you check for discoloration and improper texture on your roof as well. Make sure that your roof has a uniform color. If there are areas of your roof that is colored differently than the rest of your roof, that is a sign that part of your roof is damaged.
You also need to pay attention to the texture of your roof. The texture should be similar to that of an orange peel. It looks smooth from far away but has little depressions and bumps all over it. If the texture of your roof varies from this pattern, that is a clear sign that your roof texture has been compromised in some way.
#3 Get Your Roof Recoated Every Few Years
Every few years, you should have the top of your recoated. This is kind of like applying a layer of wax to your car. It is a way to protect what is underneath and extend the life of your roof. Hire a roofing company to recoat your roof for you; it requires deep cleaning and the right materials in order to recoat your roof.
The key to taking care of your foam roof is to keep debris off your roof, keep an eye out for discoloration and changes in texture, and get your roof recoated on time. Contact a company, like Durafoam Roofing LLC , for more help.