How Monsoons Affect Old Roofs

Posted on Thursday, 17th November 2016

How Phoenix Monsoons Damage Roofs

You find a little drip of water coming through the ceiling during the monsoon, but you shrug it off. “It’s no big deal. It’s not like it rains much here anyway.” Living in the desert, it might not seem like much, but Phoenix roofers know that your roof is your key protector from the elements, and a tiny drip means a leak, which threatens the entire structure of the roof.

The monsoons may not last long, and the rain may come more in the form of flash floods than April showers, but this intense weather is pretty good at exacerbating the condition of damaged roofs. That’s why you need to be aware of your roof’s condition and take steps to ensure it’s in great working order before you find yourself facing a big problem.

Areas of Concern

It’s easy enough to conduct a simple review of your roof’s condition with a walkaround. The kinds of things that should cause you to consider calling in the experts include:

How Monsoons Cause Damage

With our affinity for haboobs, bringing walls of dust across the Valley, there’s a strong possibility for damage, even when your roof is in tip-top condition. But when you have a damaged roof, the chances of something small turning into something big escalate quickly.

– Winds can whip up loose tiles and the underlay below them. And those flying tiles can mean damage to more than just your roof.

– Rains can wreak havoc on older roofs, loosening adhesives and infiltrating small leaks to create bigger ones

– And dust gets into everything. Not only does it dirty your roof and home, but it can contribute to loosened tiles and shingles as well.

In short, the monsoons can be a treacherous endeavor for any home, but they are especially heinous for older homes and older roofs.

Trust Your Phoenix Roofers

Gryphon Roofing has your back, whether you need us to inspect your roof before the rains or repair it afterward. We have been in the Valley a long time, and we know how to help you keep the integrity of your home and protect your family with a strong roof.

Call us today to learn more and to schedule your inspection or service.

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