4 Ways to Completely Sabotage Your Foam Roof Installation

4 Ways to Completely Sabotage Your Foam Roof Installation

Since we’ve been in the foam roofing business for so long, we’ve gotten quite a few questions from customers over the years. One thing that a lot of people want to know is this: How do I keep from screwing this up?

Having a good roof is important for so many reasons. It stands between your home and the outside world. If it’s in good shape, it provides protection from wind, hail, and storms. If it’s in bad shape, you’ll get leaks, mold, and mildew.

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How To Safely Remove Snow From Your Roof

How To Safely Remove Snow From Your Roof

Do you have to clear snow off your roof? That depends. If you get enough snow and the risk of ice dams is high, then yes.

As we’ve mentioned before, an ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of your roof. It keeps the water from melted snow from draining off the roof, so moisture backs up into your home. It can cause major damage to your ceilings, drywall, and attic flooring, so you really want to prevent these.

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The Most Common Mistakes People Make With Foam Roof Repair

The Most Common Mistakes People Make With Foam Roof Repair

Part of the reason that we love foam roofing so much is that it’s made from such durable material. If you maintain it properly by cleaning it and applying new foam roof coating every 10-15 years, a good foam roof could last you over 50 years. That’s more than twice as long as asphalt or fiber cement shingles. And we’ve got wood shake roofs beat by a good 20 years.

But just like anything else, the material can be damaged. If your roof has recently seen a storm (or perhaps a critter or two!), then you should check for cracks, holes and the like. If you’re a do it yourself kind of person, then you might choose to make the foam roof repairs yourself. Just be sure you’re aware of a few common mistakes people make with foam roof repair, and try to avoid them.

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Winterizing the Roof Checklist

Winterizing the Roof Checklist

If there’s one thing your roof hates, it’s wet, cold, slushy weather. (We tend to agree. Have you seen what all that water does to a good pair of boots?) And if you can believe the Farmer’s Almanac, it looks like Winter 2018-2019 is going to be just as cold and wet as last year’s. Here’s hoping we don’t see another hail storm.

So before the temperatures drop and the precipitation starts to fall, we’d like to help you out with some do it yourself roofing instructions for the winter weather. Here are six important steps every homeowner should take for winterizing the roof.

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