Arizona is a relatively dry area that has a very warm climate. Enough to cook an egg on the sidewalk in the hottest of days. However, one thing you should keep in mind is that your roof has to withstand this overbearing heat every single day and it can be difficult to keep your roof in top shape. The solution? Upgrading your Arizona roofing to withstand the heat!

How Exactly Do You Upgrade Your Arizona Roofing?

Upgrading your roof is a big priority for you as the sun could easily cut your roof’s lifespan in half. However, upgrading your Arizona roofing is not going to be an easy task if you don’t know what options are available to you. This is why we’ve put together some of the best ways you can help your roof last longer under the UV rays of the sun.

Choose Heat Resistant Materials

This is more of an upgrade for a new roof, but is good to keep in mind when you want to get a re-roofing done by a professional.

Your roofing choice heavily matters when it comes to extending the life of your roof. Some materials are perfect for dealing with the heat of the sun like metal or clay tile roofing. Others will struggle and have their lifespans cut short like asphalt tiles.  

Upgrade Your Gutters

Rain might be a rare occurrence in Arizona. But, that shouldn’t stop you from getting better gutters that can divert the rain better or last longer. One type of gutter that you can use is called a low maintenance gutter. These gutters are easy to maintain as they usually come with an assortment of built in filters and screens that let water pass without a problem, while still blocking leaves and other debris from clogging it. You simply need to sweep it every few months to clear debris off of it. 

One other thing that you can do is to choose your gutter material. You’ve got either aluminum or copper gutters to choose from as the best options. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages. 

Improve Your Ventilation

Keeping your roof ventilated is a great way to help it handle the Arizona heat. It makes sure that the materials in your roof don’t expand and contract as much when dusk and dawn come. Proper ventilation will also keep mildew and dry rot from having a place to take root if rain does get in your attic. One way of getting better ventilation is by installing decent roof vents that can help air circulate without letting in the rain when a sudden shower does happen.

Your Paint Job Matters

Your roof might have the best style on the block, but did you know that your paint job could be damaging your roof? In the heat, dark colors on your roof will cause it to absorb more of the sun’s UV rays and quickly cause it to start failing. However, light colors reflect the UV rays away from your roof. So a good upgrade for any roof is to make sure that you’re using lighter colors and avoiding dark colors.

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