June 15 is the official start to the Arizona Monsoon season. What does that mean to the Arizona homeowner? If you look at the past few years, not much! However, over the next 30 days or so increased humidity, the chance of monsoon storms, and the dreaded dust storms will undoubtedly increase.
Monsoon storms vary in strength and the resulting damages can vary widely. While most roofs will see no damage, some will experience a leaky roof from a torrential downpour. Strong winds or in extreme cases a micro-bursts can blow off a roof or knock down a tree causing exposure to the elements. This can become an emergency requiring immediate assistance.
How to prepare for the dreaded storms
Before the actual monsoons start, take a look at your roof from the ground to see if there are any visible issues. If any items are noted, it’s a good idea to call in a pro before it’s a bigger problem. 10–20+-year-old roofs beg a roof inspection by a roofing contractor as recommended to ensure any potential issues are caught and addressed. Or you had the inkling that you have an impending roof issue, do not hesitate to call on a roofing company to provide a quote for roof repairs. Dealing with roof issues before they make it into your living room or office is much less stressful for all involved!
Ensure you are familiar with what your insurance policy covers regarding storm and water damage. It’s also a good idea to have your agent information is readily available. Most carriers will dispatch an emergency water damage service, but they may not cover the costs if it’s due to wear and tear or lack of maintenance.
Trees that are within 6 feet of a building have a good chance of contacting the roofing in a monsoon storm. Roof tiles or shingles can be pulled off or damaged by trees swinging in the wind. Reduce the risk of tree damage by pruning back any large limbs near or overhanging the roof.
Once you have checked off all the recommended preparation tips, now it’s time to sit back and enjoy the phenomenal nature show! Some of the most scenic views Arizona has to offer are put on a show during the monsoon season.
If the need arises for a qualified roofing company to advise you on your home or business, RENCO Roofing is your roofing company to call for roof repairs or replacement. We also provide roof maintenance and roof cleanings. You do not need to wait for the leaks, call 602-867-9386 for a free roof consultation. No job is too large or too small, we cover it all!