Is Your Roof Monsoon Ready?
It’s hard to imagine roof problems on a hot, dry day when temperatures are soaring. The Arizona monsoon season is here, and with it, unpredictable weather. Over the next few months, we will experience more severe weather than many other states. Monsoon storms bring high winds, dust storms and torrential downpours, resulting in damaged roofs and expensive repairs. Minor roof issues can quickly become major problems during monsoon season.
When is Monsoon Season in Arizona?
Monsoon season starts about mid-June and lasts until mid-September. You can expect high winds, thunderstorms, and localized flooding during that time. And if your roof isn’t in good shape, you may be in store for some expensive surprises.
How Do Monsoons Affect Roofing?
Unfortunately, a monsoon can do a lot of damage to your roof, especially if it’s not in a good place to begin with.
High winds can blow off loose shingles, which makes your roof vulnerable to water damage.
Hail can damage already weakened roofing materials to the point where rain leaks into your home.
Increased rainfall can get into your home through deteriorated roofing or gaps in flashing. Once there, that water can lead to costly internal damage, including mold and mildew. Furthermore, if your gutters are clogged, excess water could back up under shingles or damage your foundation.
The extra rainfall needs a clear pathway away from your home or commercial property. This is also an ideal time to ensure that penetrations and flashings are checked and sealed as necessary.
How to Prepare for Monsoon Season in Arizona
Maybe you had people working on your roof last winter installing solar, fixing your air conditioning or installing a receiving dish. Or you may have trees adjacent to your building, overhanging your roof. Any of these could have caused roof damage that could quickly become an expensive problem during the Arizona monsoon season.
Right now, the best preventive measure is scheduling a thorough roof inspection with a professional and reputable Arizona roofing company. At SUNVEK Roofing, our team will check for potential problems and offer solutions to protect your roof against more extreme weather events.
After a monsoon, check around your property for damaged gutters or missing shingles or roof tile. Those can be signs that your roof needs vital maintenance and repairs before the next monsoon arrives.
SUNVEK: Your Arizona Roofing Company
If you see damage on your property or notice it on a neighboring building, call us immediately; your roof should be checked and any damages addressed to minimize the risk of need for more extensive work.
Get Ready for Arizona Monsoon Season
This season, don’t let weather events impact the structural integrity of your home or business. If you’re not confident that your roof is ready to withstand another Arizona monsoon season, check with a licensed, insured roofing contractor. We’ll check your roof and offer specific recommendations to keep you, your property, and your possessions safe this season.
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