While we live under our roofs every day, it’s not every day that we think about the life of the roof covering our heads. With inclement weather heading towards Arizona during the months between June and September during monsoon season, it’s important to know what to look for when inspecting your roof to repair and protect it for the future. Here are three of the biggest threats to your roof, and how to protect the roof over your head for years to come.

Water Ponding

It’s easy to forget about the possibility of water damage while living in the desert, especially when Arizona has seen 100-day stretches of dry weather. But when monsoon season comes, Arizonans can see inches of rain accumulate in mere hours – requiring roof and gutter systems to do some heavy lifting to keep homes protected. Water ponding occurs on flat roofs and sloped roofs such as tile and shingle roofs in valleys and drainage channels.

Homeowners can protect themselves from costly replacement projects with proper roof maintenance. Over time, foreign debris can clog your gutters and drainage channels, leading to water damming. By removing debris left by the elements or nature, homeowners can maintain a roof that will last them for years to come.

Leaks and tears from wind

Roofing systems are designed to withstand typical winds when properly maintained. But strong winds, like the downbursts and microbursts of wind during monsoon season, can weaken and compromise a roof – lifting shingles, tearing flashing, cracking foam and leaving homes susceptible to water damage inside and out.

After high winds in your neighborhood, be sure to perform an inspection both outdoors and indoors. Outside, check for missing or damaged shingles, debris in gutters and downspouts, damage to chimneys and damage near the edges of the roof. Inside, check for any yellow or grey stains or peeling paint, as those can be signs of a leaking roof.

Hail damage to shingles

The Arizona sun can fry an egg on the sidewalk in the summer – and you can bet on that same heat hitting your roof. Over time, shingles can become brittle and start to deteriorate. When hail enters the equation, the surface granules on affected shingles can be knocked off, compromising the integrity of the shingle and leading to a roof leak.

Homeowners should follow up with a roof inspection post-hail storm to assess any damage that may have been caused, and if necessary schedule roofing repairs. RENCO Roofing offers a 24-hour emergency messaging system to our customers to ensure timely repairs and help when you need it most.

Warning Signs that you Need a Roof Replacement

Professional Roofers in Arizona

Arizona’s climate brings many unique factors to consider when choosing the right roofing systems. Knowing the importance of proper installation, RENCO Roofing’s skilled workmanship and quality materials ensure superior service to give maximum productivity for years of protection. Whether your project is big or small, we cover it all – request a consultation with the RENCO team to schedule a time to review your project on-site.


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