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During college, I lived in a small, old house. My roommates and I loved it's cozy charm and, for the most part, didn't have any problems. However, one day, we noticed that the carpet in one of the bedrooms was wet--and it couldn't be dried. When we called our landlady and the repairman, they discovered that the shower not only needed to be re-caulked, but there was mold everywhere under the carpet. We had to move out for two weeks while they fixed the problem. Soon, thanks to the contractor (the likes of whom you can read about), we were back at home.

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Considering A Foam Roof? Know The Truth Behind These Three Myths

If you need a new roof for your home, foam may be one material you have been considering. While this material is great for a home, it has many myths associated with it that could discourage you from moving forward with selecting it. Here is what you need to know about three of these myths.

Foam Roofing Will Be Pecked At By Birds

One myth about foam roofing is that birds will peck at the material. This is because the foam material is a great insulator and birds will try to remove it for use in their own nest.

If you have had a foam roof properly sealed and coated, there won't be much for birds to dig their beaks into. While birds can peck at a foam roof, it is usually because there is foam that is exposed from roof damage. If the birds have access to the foam, it means that there is damage to the roofing material that needs to be fixed.

You can have a roofer re-seal the roof or complete a roof repair, which should help keep birds away.

Foam Roofing Can't Be Walked On

A misconception about foam roofing is that the material is very soft and you can't walk on the material because of that.

The truth is that foam roofing can be incredibly durable and even considered more durable than competing roofing materials. This is because the foam cures and forms one solid piece of roofing material. When you walk on it, your weight is distributed across the entire surface, rather than individual shingles or tiles like with other materials.

The only caution you need to take is to put on shoes that have soft soles. Even if you do puncture the roofing material, the puncture needs to extend to the bottom of the roof deck to actually cause damage to the roof itself. Foam roofing uses closed cell material, causing it to withstand minor damage.

Foam Roofing Will Soak Up Water

While there is foam in the name of the roofing material, the foam itself is not very absorbent. Thanks to those closed cells, the material is solid and will not allow water to soak into it. It actually makes the material very resistant to various kinds of weather conditions, such as heavy rain.

For more information on foam roofing, meet with a local roofing contractor for a consultation. They will be able to provide you with an estimate for how much it will cost to have installed at your home.