Did you know Arizona is seeing temperatures this summer higher than we have ever experienced before? High temperatures combined with the sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause serious harm to your roof! Much like your car, major appliances, and other parts of your home, there are things you can do to protect your roof from the sun.
When it comes to your roof, being proactive in regards to repairs and maintenance is key to keeping it in its best working form. As your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements, you will want to take these measures to help protect it.
3 Ways To Help Protect Your Roof From The Sun
1 – Inspection
Properly inspecting your roof can help save you and your wallet from the heat of the summer. A physical examination can help you discover if there are any problems that could turn into a larger issue. Typically, a roof should be inspected a few times a year. Checking your home after a large rainstorm or other extreme weather is recommended.
The best and safest way for you to inspect your roof is to stand on your yard. Using a pair of binoculars can be helpful too. Carefully scanning your roof for missing tiles or shingles can easily be completed. You can also discover potentially damaged areas that look worn or are missing granules.After you complete an inspection on the exterior of your roof, check out your attic. You will want to look for sunlight shining through or signs of water damage, such as water spots or rotting wood boards.
If you discover damage, missing tiles or shingles, or other concerns while performing your inspection, be sure to call your trusted local roof immediately. Not performing repairs in a timely manner can cause small problems to become larger issues quickly.
2 – Maintenance
Annual maintenance by a licensed roofer is highly recommended to ensure your roof performs best when you need it to. Most roofing companies will assess your home’s roof and make necessary repairs so it is in top working order. While actual repairs included in the maintenance will vary by company, most will perform small repairs, clear the roof of debris, and replace any broken or missing tiles or shingles. Doing so will help prevent leaks and other damage caused by the Arizona elements.
While your roofing contractor is performing the annual maintenance, they will also be able to tell if there is a concern with your roof system. This could include water damage, thermal shock, and areas that are rooting. These areas of concern are typically not accessible or obvious to an homeowner. Completing any repairs outside of the maintenance will help your roof protect you and your home for a long time. Roofs that have annual maintenance complete can last longer than their expected lifetime.
Proper preventative maintenance can help protect your roof from the harmful Arizona sun. Schedule your maintenance appointment with your local roofer and make sure you are sheltered all summer long.
3 – New Roof
While completing necessary repairs and having routine maintenance performed on your roof will help protect it from the Arizona sun, sometimes a complete roof replacement is necessary. Two key indicators that your home is ready for a new roof is age and repair frequency. Depending on the type of roof you have, shingle, tile, metal, or foam, the life expectancy will vary. However, if your current roof is nearing the end of its expected life, you may want to prepare for a new roof. Additionally, if your roof is continuously in need of repair, your home may be ready for a new roof.
Hiring a skilled and licensed contractor to install a new roof on your home will ensure you are protected from the Arizona sun. Finding a quality roofer is important to make sure the roof is installed properly and will not fail. Schedule a few different companies to assess your roof and provide you with an estimate before hiring will help you understand what your home needs. Most roofing companies will provide you with a free estimate on a complete new roof.
Making sure your roof can withstand the Arizona sun is important for you and your home’s safety. Routinely inspecting your roof and scheduling annual maintenance will help your roof be protected from the sun. If repairs are becoming frequent and your roof is close to the end of its expected lifespan, replace it. These measures will help you protect your roof, home, and family from more than the sun in the future.
Craven Construction provides roofing repair, maintenance, and installation to the entire East Valley. If you are concerned about the state of your roof or would like a FREE estimate on a new one, contact our office. Our roofing experts are available to assess your current roof and provide you with any necessary repairs.
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Our team of experienced roofers is licensed and knowledgeable in working with all types of roofing. We offer high quality roofing services and are capable of getting your project completed in a timely, efficient manner.