How to protect your roof from Arizona monsoon season
Not only do we have the summer’s smoldering heat, but we have a monsoon season. Both extremes of weather can cause damage to your roof and if left unrepaired, the inside of your home. To prepare your home for Arizona’s monsoon season, follow these three guidelines.
1) Replace worn shingles
Even if your roof seems flat, your roof is built at a slight angle so that water can drain from the roof as fast as possible. Any loose, damaged, or missing tiles expose a soft underlayment that makes it harder for this method to flow. Standing water often remains and accumulates on your roof, eventually damaging the soft interior underneath the tiles and ultimately water will begin to leak into your home.
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2) Remove potential threats
Arizona monsoon season is the perfect recipe for 60 mph winds, which is considered storm winds, and these often result in significant structural damage to a building as well as the uprooting of trees. By trimming and removing branches around your home, you could be preventing branches from flying through your window and potentially hurting someone in your home. You may like that tall palm tree in your front yard but it could be a major threat to you, your family, and your home during monsoon season.
3) Schedule an inspection
Hands down the safest way to protect your home from the monsoon season damage are to hire your local, trusted, roofing company for an inspection. Ideally, have your trusted roofing contractor inspect your roof once a year and in the summer months before the storm season hits. A qualified contractor will identify any loose, damaged, or missing tiles, clogged gutters, and objects such as branches or trees that could potentially destroy your roof if they were to fall.
Free Arizona Monsoon Season Roof Estimate
The most cost-effective thing you can do for monsoon season is to schedule a consultation with Capstone Roofing. We will come to your home, take measurements and investigate any areas you have advised show signs of a leak, then give you a written estimate in approximately 2 business days that outlines the scope of the work we will be performing, as well as detailing pricing. Get in touch with an expert now!