Arizona is not known for its consistent rainfall, but Arizona does experience monsoon season in the late summer months. Monsoon season accounts for a large portion of the annual rainfall. The monsoon systems that hit Arizona can cause excessive damage to your roof. Craven Construction wants to educate on the signs of rain damage so you know what to look for when the storms dissipate.
Ceiling Water Spots
Water spots on the ceiling or wall are the most common sign of rain water damage. Leaks can often happen and cause water to pool or consistently drip into the same spot. This is what causes the water spots. Your roof could very likely have a leak if these water spots show after rain. Due to the increased safety concern with walking on your roof, a professional should complete an inspection.
Over time, your shingles are exposed to UV rays and lose their granules. These damages cause your shingles to crack and not properly shield your home from the elements. As the rain comes down, these damaged shingles allow your roofing system to be open to leaks. We recommend annual shingle inspection to prevent this type of leak.
Granules in the Gutters
After heavy rain, it is advised that you check your gutters. Things to look for in regards to your roof are pieces of your shingles, called granules. If there are several granules in your gutters, this is a good sign you have sustained roof damage from a recent storm. Be sure to clean your gutters and repair the roof to protect your home.
An area in your home that starts smelling musty is another indication you may have water damage caused by rain. The smell can be caused by rain water seeping into an area of your home that may not be visible. If you notice an unusual smell coming from an area, we recommend having a professional inspection completed.
Debris On Your Roof
Immediately after a storm, we recommend performing an inspection of your home. Should you find debris has made its way to your roof after a storm, you should also carefully inspect your roof. Large pieces of debris can hide damage, therefore, safely removing the debris before additional damage can be made is important.
Taking care of your roof after a rainstorm is important to protect your home, your family, and yourself. Though the impact of the rain damage may be minute, if ignored, it can grow and have a much different outcome. If you believe you have experienced rain damage, call Craven Construction immediately to assess the destruction and provide you with a free repair estimate.
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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.