As a homeowner in Arizona, you take great pride in the beauty and appeal of your home because you want it to reflect the astonishing views of the red rock formations, rolling hills, and saguaro cacti that can be found throughout the East Valley. When it comes to the look of your home, the roofing has a significant effect on its curb appeal. This, of course, is more than enough to raise concern when considering some of the adverse weather patterns that often come out of nowhere and take a toll on your roofing. But fear not! Because in the event that your roof is damaged and you are in need of roof repair or replacement, the team at Express Roofing is available to help provide top-notch roofing services to homeowners in Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale and the surrounding areas.

For over four decades, our Mesa roof replacement company has provided homes with fast and quality service when the weather goes south. In today’s post, we’ll review some of the Arizona weather conditions that may have you calling our roofing company for an inspection and possible repairs or replacement.

Monsoons 

Summers in Scottsdale Arizona are often unpredictable: scorching heat one minute, monsoon storms and flash flooding the next. Monsoons can drop a ton of rain, stir up strong winds, and cast thunder and lightning, all of which can pose a threat to your roof. It is common for the harsh conditions of monsoon season to issues such as a roof leak, which can cause major damage not only to your home but also in your home.

Intense Sun

It is no secret that the sun in Gilbert Arizona is intense. In fact, Gilbert and the Phoenix metro area is one of the sunniest places in the nation! The city gets an average of 299 days of sunshine per year. Living in Arizona comes with year-round cloudless skies and intense sunshine, which can be hard on your roof over time. After putting up with the near-constant bombardment of ultraviolet rays, your roofing materials will begin to deteriorate and be susceptible to more issues and damage. Check the sides of your home that get the most sun in the summer. If your roof looks damaged, it might be time to call a professional.

Forceful Winds

As mentioned, monsoons can bring strong, forceful winds. If the weather is poor enough, wind speeds can reach a damaging 60 to 80 miles per hour. Of course, this can take a beating on your roof. If strong enough, high winds can rip shingles off your roof. Missing shingles are not just unsightly, but they can lead to other costly damages further down the road. After a severe storm or high winds, go outside and see if you notice any missing roofing material. If you do, call a roofer right away to perform an inspection. If a lot of shingles are missing, it may be worth considering a roof replacement.

Thermal Shock

Phoenix Arizona is a prime region for thermal shock. While it may seem like you need to be a weather expert to understand that term, it is actually quite simple to understand. Thermal shock occurs when a hot roof suddenly has a cooler liquid impact it — such as when a late afternoon monsoon rainfall hits a roof that has been baking in the scorching hot sun. The hot-cold combination causes the roof to rapidly expand and contract, which can cause leaks to develop and will shorten the lifespan of your roof, speeding up the timeline for a roof replacement.

Condensation

If your roof structure is improperly ventilated, it may cause the attic interior to be significantly warmer than the outside. When moisture returns to the East Valley, it is common for condensation to build up inside the structure, leading to a host of other problems, including roof rot and decay.

When The Weather Goes South, Turn To Express Roofing

For over forty years, Express Roofing has been repairing roofs damaged from storms, monsoons, and other factors. Whenever the weather outside gets a little rough, it is wise to contact our roofing company to perform a detailed inspection to ensure there is nothing of concern. If the damage is beyond repair, we offer affordable roof replacement. Interested in learning more? Contact us today!