Get Your Roof Ready for the Heat

Tile Roof Repair

Phoenix has a lot of wonderful attributes, but most people would agree that the searing Summer heat wouldn't be included on that list. Not only do we have intense heat but the monsoon storms in the Summer can be extremely intense with strong winds. Combine these two and there's definitely a yearly threat to the condition of your roof.  So, its extremely important that you do certain things to prepare your roof and give it the best chance to make it to our great mild fall and winter temperatures with as little damage as possible.

Here are a few steps you can take to get your roof ready for another intense Phoenix summer:

Trim Trees Near Your Roof

If you have tall trees near your house, the summer winds can can cause branches to fall off onto your roof or cause branches to sway and damage it. At the least, these could cause leaks in your roof, but if the branches are big enough, one could literally crash down right through it.  When planting new trees, don't plant too close to your home and with existing trees, hire a professional tree trimming service to clear away any branches that might have the potential to cause damage to your roof before the storm season starts. If you have any trees that look unhealthy or might be dead, make sure to have them removed, as they could snap off at the trunk in a strong wind and crash down on the house.

If You Have Gutters and Downspouts

If you have gutters and/or downspouts, make sure they are clear of debris before the monsoon season begins. If they're clogged, they wont be able to divert water from heavy rains away from your roof and foundation, which could lead to water pooling on your roof, or near your home, potentially causing damage to shingles, tiles flat roof systems and your foundation.

Roof Inspections

Inspect Your Roof Yearly

Before the monsoon season starts is the perfect time to get your roof inspected by a professional roofing company. like Mikku and Sons Roofing. Your roof may have cracked shingles, damaged or misplaced tiles and possible underlayment damage caused by last years storms that you don't know about. If these exist, you could have more damage and roof leaking from the new season's storms. It will give you an opportunity to make any necessary minor repairs before the storms turn them in to major ones. You don't want to learn the hard way that you have some previous damage in the middle of a major storm that causes water to start pouring through your ceiling.

Think About a Cool Roof System

Not only can our extreme heat be tough on your roof, it dramatically increases your cooling costs. If you have an older roof, you might want to think about a phoenix roof replacement and go to a cool roof system.  These types of roofs are designed with materials that do a better job of reflecting, absorbing and redirecting heat to help keep your home cooler and your air conditioning bills lower. They can also be coated or painted with insulating materials that help with this task. Give a professional roofing company a call to discuss your options here.

Follow these guides and your roof should be ready for the summer. With just a little simple planning nad maintenance, you can get through another intense Phoenix summer with your roof intact and avoiding any major repair bills.