How to Find a Foam Roof Repair Contractor

How to Find a Foam Roof Repair Contractor

Depending on its condition, whether due to sun damage, birds pecking or water ponding on its surface, your foam roof may need new coating. While this process can be completed on its own, an experienced flat roofing contractor like Foam Experts Roofing in Phoenix and Tucson AZ should perform it.

Foam roofs can be simple to maintain, yet it is crucial that regular inspections and recoating are scheduled as needed to identify problems before they become more significant. By being proactive about maintenance you may catch potential issues before they escalate further.

Blistering Foam Roof

Blistering foam roofs is an increasingly prevalent problem that may be the result of improper installation or natural weather conditions.

Installing new layers of foam roofing over an older one may result in poorly cleaned areas between them or temperature differences causing the material to separate and bubble, potentially leading to water leaks or structural damage if left unaddressed. Blistering may lead to water leakage as well as structural damages if unattended for.

Blistering may not seem like an issue at first glance; it might just be cosmetic; however, over time blisters can shorten the lifespan and performance of roofs significantly.

A blistered roof surface may lead to leakage due to blisters bursting, dislodging protective granules from its surface, increasing moisture penetration into shingles and hastening their deterioration process.

Roofing blisters might not present a major concern; however, if they affect multiple courses of shingles it may be time for replacement.

Roof manufacturers typically do not cover cosmetic issues like blistering in their warranties; these cosmetic issues don’t pose a threat to the integrity of a roofing system. If, after one year of installation, you notice an unusually large number of blisters appearing on your modified bitumen roof, it might be worthwhile contacting a professional to assess its condition and see whether its coverage falls under its manufacturer’s warranty or not.

Spray polyurethane foam offers many advantages for areas experiencing extreme temperatures, one being its ability to reflect solar heat back into space and prevent damages caused by direct sunlight. This feature makes spray foam an especially good solution.

Ponding Roof

Ponding is a major problem that threatens flat roof systems, particularly after heavy snow or rainstorms. Ponding may also occur if your drainage system has issues like blocked drains or gutters that allow too much water into your roof system.

If ponding occurs on your commercial flat roof, it’s imperative that it’s addressed immediately as further delay could result in worse damage being done to it. The longer this issue remains unattended, the worse its effects will become.

Over time, water will pool on roofs until it becomes too thick for it to drain away efficiently, causing it to sag and potentially leading to structural issues that need repair or even replacement.

Preventing leaks from occurring is expensive, so the best way to ensure they don’t happen in the first place is by having a professional inspect and repair any potential problems with your flat roof.

Foam roof repair can help prevent ponding issues by installing thicker-than-usual polyurethane foam that can raise up ponding areas by diverting their waters elsewhere on your roof. This method has become an increasingly effective means of mitigating roof ponding issues and protecting from further ponding issues.

Sprayed foam can also be used to form crickets that divert ponding water away from roof surfaces and into different parts of the roof – helping it flow more freely, thus eliminating sagging issues and keeping roofs from becoming waterlogged.

Once ponding areas have been addressed, a liquid silicone roof coating can be applied to protect it from further deterioration and leaks. Alternatively, membrane in that section could be cut out and replaced with new crickets.

Spray foam insulation replacement can also be utilized to repair damage to insulation and substrate. Excess moisture causes insulation to become saturated, increasing its susceptibility to mold growth.

Insulation degradation can reduce its thermal resistance and cause more frequent roof repairs as energy efficiency falls and roof repairs become necessary. This creates further issues, including decreased energy efficiency and more costly roof maintenance bills.

Ponding can void your roof warranty, with most manufacturers including an exclusion clause for such issues in their warranties. To maintain it intact and ensure that it doesn’t cause further damage, call an experienced roofing contractor and have them correct the ponding immediately before it does any more harm to the structure.

Wearing Off

Spray foam roofing materials are resistant to the elements, meaning wear-and-tear is typically minimal over time. Proper maintenance should extend their lifespan beyond 20 years with only minor repairs needed from time to time. Unfortunately, some leaks or other issues may arise and require repair from time to time.

Blistering, which occurs when air or moisture become trapped beneath a membrane, can often occur when technicians servicing HVAC systems gain access to it or other contractors have access to your foam roof.

Blistering may be addressed either by cutting out and reapplying foam, or applying a protective elastomeric coating to strengthen and prevent future problems on the surface.

Be mindful that foam will gradually deteriorate over time as it is exposed to weathering, leading to small pits in its coating that are invisible to the naked eye but which allow water to seep into it and cause issues.

So it is vitally important that foam roofs be regularly inspected, particularly around any HVAC units, exhausts or joints which have been cut or sealed. By detecting issues early, making repairs will be easier while keeping costs to a minimum.

One indication that it may be time to recoat your foam roof is when you notice thin spots in the acrylic coating that are beginning to wear away, possibly as a result of sun exposure, wear-and-tear wear or tree branches hitting it.

If you notice a thin spot in your acrylic roof coating, the most cost-effective approach would be to clean and reapply an elastomeric material with reflective properties or apply new acrylic coating to it. If the problem goes deeper, however, complete re-coating may be required instead.

Schedule an inspection of your foam roof from an experienced contractor once annually to identify any potential issues early and address them before they cause serious damage to the foam roofing material. By being proactive about repair efforts, any major problems could be identified quickly and resolved without significant costs associated with major roof repairs.


Any hole or puncture can lead to leakage, making it crucial that you know how to quickly identify and repair it. BUR, single-ply and built-up roof systems all pose risks of holes and punctures which must be resolved quickly in order to maintain proper functionality.

As well as water seeping through these holes, an open space also allows air to leak in through any existing gaps and cause your HVAC system to work harder to heat or cool your building, raising energy bills significantly and forcing HVAC units to work overtime to keep temperatures comfortable for your occupants.

Though you could potentially repair a hole yourself, professional foam roofers should be hired instead to ensure it is done safely and correctly. This way you will know your hole has been filled in properly while protecting both yourself and others in the community from potential risks.

Spray foam roofs are typically strong, so in order to penetrate them you will require something very sharp that can penetrate through. This could include branches, dropped tools or nails as they all have the capability of breaking through its protective layers and penetrating through to penetrate through.

Step one of repairing a hole in a spray foam roof involves identifying the damaged area. After that, use a knife to cut around it with care before using a towel and heating element to dry the area before filling it in with caulk or silicone coating.

Once the hole has been repaired, it should be left alone for at least six months to allow time for water to break down the foam insulation and cause further damage over time. Doing this is vital so as to not worsening damage further and cause your roof to collapse over time.

Holes in your roof may also be caused by birds pecking at it – this is often an issue for older foam roofs that contain ingredients that attract birds, so it is essential that this damage be fixed immediately to avoid further destruction by birds.

If the bird damage to your roof is extensive, you will require a new coating of foam roof spray foam as it will degrade faster due to animal impact.

If you need a foam roof repair in Phoenix, Tucson, or anywhere in Arizona contact Foam Experts Roofing for a Free Estimate.

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