Foam roofs can last a lifetime if they are properly maintained. They are durable, energy-efficient, and can last for decades with proper maintenance. Over time, foam roofs will deteriorate and become damaged, requiring a recoat to maintain the integrity and expand the lifetime of the roof. In Arizona, foam roofs are exposed to high levels of UV radiation, extreme heat, and occasional monsoon rains, which can cause them to deteriorate more quickly than in other parts of the country. Therefore, it is generally recommended that foam roofs in Arizona be recoated every 5-7 years to ensure their longevity and optimal performance.

When Should You Recoat a Foam Roof?

  1. The age of your foam roof is an important factor to consider when determining if it needs a recoat. It is recommended that foam roofs be inspected every five years at a minimum. The Arizona sun beats on the coating and, over time, that coating will become thinner and eventually little bubbles or holes may start to form. If the foam beneath the coating is exposed to sun, the foam will start to deteriorate and a path to leaks will form. If your foam roof is approaching or has exceeded its expected lifespan, it’s likely in need of a recoat to extend its life and prevent further deterioration.
  2. If your foam roof has visible damage such as cracks, blisters, or punctures, it’s in need of a recoat. Damage to the foam can cause it to lose its waterproofing capabilities and allow water to seep into the roof’s substrate, leading to structural damage and costly repairs. A recoat can repair the damage and restore the roof’s waterproofing capabilities.
  3. If your foam roof is leaking, it’s a clear sign that it’s in need of a recoat. Leaks can be caused by a variety of factors such as damage to the foam, improperly sealed penetrations, or wear and tear. A recoat can help seal any leaks and prevent future ones from occurring.
  4. Foam roofs are known for their energy efficiency as they reflect sunlight and heat away from the building, reducing cooling costs. However, over time, the foam can lose its reflective properties, causing energy bills to increase. If you’ve noticed a significant increase in your energy bills, it may be a sign that your foam roof needs a recoat to restore its reflective properties and improve energy efficiency.
  5. If your foam roof has a poor appearance, such as discoloration, fading, or peeling, it may be a sign that it’s in need of a recoat. A recoat can improve the appearance of the roof and protect it from further damage.

It’s important to know the signs that your foam roof is in need of a recoat to maintain its integrity, extend its lifespan, and save you money in the long run. If you’ve noticed any of these signs, call TraVek Roofing to inspect your roof and determine if a recoat is necessary.

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It is important to hire a licensed and professional roofing contractor with experience in foam roof installation and maintenance to assess the condition of your roof and recommend the appropriate maintenance schedule. We can also ensure that the appropriate type of coating is used and that your roof is properly maintained to extend its lifespan and minimize the need for repairs or replacements.

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