A recoat is a protective coating layer that extends the life expectancy of a foam roof. With no recoating, a Dura-Foam roof will last 20-30 years. However, with recoating, Dura-Foam roofs have proven to last a lifetime.
Image: the crew pressure washes the roof with water.
The 5 & 25 Foam Roofing Maintenance Plan
Get 45 years out of your original Dura-Foam roof with only two recoats. To keep your Dura-Foam roof in its renewable state, the first recoat should be applied at year 5 and the second at year 25. Subsequent recoats are applied to the foam roofing system every 20 years. The following sub-pages explain how recoating extends roof life: UV Exposure, and Maintenance Schedule. The 5 & 25 plan is by far the the greenest and most cost effective way to roof.
Image: the crew applies a fresh topcoat of elastomeric coating to a roof.
Following the 5 & 25 time line assures that the original foam roof is preserved in its renewable condition. The recoat layer takes the beating of sun, wind and rain while the underlying original foam roof continues to perform like new. Applying the initial recoat early (at 5 years) assures proper adhesion and also assures that the original roof doesn’t wear out. For example, if you were to wait until year twenty to do the first recoat, the roof surface would already be too worn out to receive a recoat. The top layer of coating works like sunscreen, extending roof life for a twenty year period. UV Exposure explains the role of coatings in extending roof life.
Learn more about the benefits of "5 & 25" recoating maintenance plan on the following pages:Long-Term Roofing & Long Term Savings Green Roofing