Foam roofing is typically applied to a roofs surface in the form of a spray. This method provides many various benefits including quality insulation and low maintenance. It has natural waterproofing properties, which when applied to the roof, are passed to the surface. In addition, this material is generally lightweight and quite durable. The application typically lasts a long time, however just like any other material, it can become damaged over time. In this article we will outline the ins and outs of repair as pertaining to this kind of roofing.
Materials and Equipment for Roof Repair
3. Repair Kit
4. A Helper
Step 1: Roof Repair Kit Purchase
These kits are generally found at most home improvement stores. Most of these kits come with the following items:
1. Soap & Water
7. Spray Tips
If the area requiring repair is a bit larger, you may want to look into purchasing the foam separately. A quick look at the kit should allow you to calculate exactly how many square feet it will cover.
Step 2: Up You Go!
Get out your old ladder and climb on up. Whenever working on projects that require operation around heights, you should always ask for the help of an assistant to stabilize the ladder. Safety first!
Step 3: Cleaning the Surface
Prior to application, you will need to clean the surface being repaired. Raise the roof with water and a mild soap, paying special mind to the problem area. Allow ample time to dry.
Step 4: Foam Application
Read the instructions from the repair kit carefully. Be sure you are aware of how to use the spray nozzles and exactly how to apply it. Each kit tends to have subtle differences, and that being said, it is always good to know the specific recommendations prior to repair. Once you’re confident in your knowledge base, apply the material to the damaged portion of the roof. Smooth if necessary.
Step 5: Dry
The material should be allowed to dry for a period of at least 24 hours.
Step 6: Sealant
With any foam roof, sealant should be rolled onto the surface at least once every year. You might as well maintain the area while you’re up there.
And that’s that!
Be sure to inspect your roof at least once a year in order to properly maintain it in the future in order to avoid unnecessary roof repairs.