June is finally here, which means the Arizona monsoon season is nearly here. Every year from the middle of June through the end of September, the trademark dry heat of Arizona becomes a land of humidity and rainstorms as monsoons start rolling in. This unique weather pattern occurs when temperatures rise so high that the heat pulls water from the Gulf, thus creating heavy rainfall, high winds, and even dust storms, or haboobs.
As a homeowner, it is important to be aware of all of the dangers that come with these violent storms and adverse weather conditions here in the Valley. Your roof, in particular, can be highly susceptible to damage caused by these brutal storms as well as other harsh weather we experience in Phoenix, AZ.
Roof Damage That Can Occur During Monsoon Season
Typically, the monsoon storms we experience here in Arizona are sporadic and often times unpredictable despite the best efforts of our meteorologists and weather experts. These storms roll in quickly, leaving a lot of damage in their path. While there is only so much you can do, it is important to be as prepared as possible for these damaging storms. Below, we’ll share some of the most common roofing damages our Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Mesa roofers see during the Arizona monsoon season.
Roof leaks can be a problem during any storm, but when monsoons are relentlessly pouring down water and thrash homes with heavy winds, the susceptibility of roof leaks are increasing. It is what causes that leak that can vary. Usually, poor roof design is one of the most common issues that cause roof leaks. For example, flat roofs don’t allow for proper water drainage, which causes water to begin pooling on the roof. This is no concern during a quick rain, as the Arizona heat will typically dry the water up before it can cause any damage. With monsoons, however, water will quickly pool as more and more water is added. Eventually, that water is going to find a way to penetrate through the roofing material and into your home, causing a mess of damages and repairs. It can degrade the materials and it can rot the roof and the materials inside your home.
Putting off roof maintenance will also leave your roof susceptible to leaks. Get an experienced nearby roofing contractor to inspect your roof each year and provide any necessary maintenance to help ensure that little problems are detected and corrected early on.
Broken Roofing Tiles or Shingles
The high monsoon winds are strong enough to either tear of roofing shingles or cause tree branches to fall on and crack roofing tiles. When roofing materials become missing or broken, they allow water to penetrate to the sub-decking, which can cause major damage and compromise the structural integrity of your roof. Roofing materials can also be damaged during a hailstorm.
To reduce the risk of damage, make sure to remove any tree branches and limbs that are near or overhanging your roof. Any damaged roofing materials can be detected with a professional roofing inspection.
Clogged or Damaged Gutters
Many people think that their gutters are not a crucial part of their roofing system, but they actually play such a crucial role in the health of your roof. Monsoon conditions can cause gutters to loosen, which can make them ineffective at draining water away from your home. Monsoons can also blow leaves, sticks, and other debris into your gutters, making them more likely to develop a blockage and become clogged. Those blockages can cause the water to flow back up onto your roof or under your tile or shingle, causing damage to the roof and allowing water to seep into your home.
Arizona’s climate brings many unique factors to consider when choosing the right roofing systems. After a monsoon hits, it is important to inspect your gutters and roof for any signs of damage. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, call a professional roofing company for monsoon roof repair as soon as possible.
Contact Express Roofing For Arizona Monsoon Repair
Whenever you need monsoon or storm damage repair in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa, and the surrounding areas, Express Roofing can provide you with the solutions you need to ensure your roof is capable of protecting your home. Once a storm or monsoon hits, all it takes is a phone call and our experienced contractors will quickly arrive to perform any repairs to stop leaks or fix other damages. If you have extensive damage after a monsoon – or if your roof is just getting old – we also offer roof replacement services to improve protection to your home and refresh its look.
Whatever your roofing needs, you can rely on our experience roofers! Contact us or request a roofing estimate today!