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we have some leaks in our foam roof and the roof is in...

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Joined: Mar 20 2003

need of recoating. The 5yr mark for recoating was last fall. Does anyone know if repairing a leak is a separate issue from recoating? In other words will just recoating solve the leak issue? I know that may sound confusing, but the reason for my asking is I'm wondering if at this point we should just repair the leaks and recoat in the spring. My second question is when is the best time to recoat? In this damp and cold weather will the foam cure as well as when the weather is warmer and not raining?

I hope I have not sounded like a total idiot with these questions, but we just got a quote today for recoating our roof and it was higher then I was led to believe earlier when talking to the same company. In the meantime our roof is leaking in several areas and with the rain we feel pressed to do something now since one of the leaks is in our daughter's bedroom and has already damaged a section of her rug. Another company is coming out on Monday to try and repair the leaks and give us a recoating estimate to be done this spring.

Thanks in advance for any help.....

Dana

Dana

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Joined: Oct 10 2003

ouch!

As an aside, you may want to see if your original warranty covers leaks past the 5 year mark. for instance, I think our warranty is good for 10 years but they recommend the 1st recoating at 5 years.

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Joined: Mar 25 2003

You should not be having leaks this early even without the recoating. The company that did my foam roof doesn't even recommend a recoating until the ten year mark. In addition, recoating over a leak will simply trap water in your foam which will then cause the top coat to bubble when summer comes and the heat turns the water into steam.

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Joined: Mar 20 2003

I wanted to update our leak problem. Today Durafoam came out and found leaks around almost all the downspout areas around the house and they fixed them. That would explain why any ceiling damage/leak around the house are all in the general area around were there are downspouts. In the spring we will then recoat and at that time also replace the pipes that go to the downspouts as they are all rusted inside. It has been a little over 5yrs since the last recoat on this roof and it looks like it's time again. At one downspout area it is now so thin you can see patches of the original tar and gravel. We bought this house after the last recoat was done so we are learning as we go. I just wish it wasn't so expensive too.

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