The Importance of Phoenix Roof Maintenance
Sitting under the searing Phoenix heat day after day for months can cause your roof to break down over time. The tile may crack, the sealing may wear down, and parts of your roof may crumble and wear away. Any of these issues can lead to leaks that can further damage your roof and weaken the structural integrity of your home. Water damage can also cause a serious mold problem, which can pose a threat to your health.
Getting regular Phoenix roof maintenance can help you to keep your roof in top shape and to avoid costly roof repair.
Keeping a regular maintenance schedule can help you to stay on track with roof care. Maintaining a schedule can also help you identify problems at their earliest stage so you can fix them before they become major issues.
Check your attic insulation and ventilation. The attic may seem like just an empty space where you store your old clothes and holiday decorations, but it is also actually very important to the health of your roof. If you the temperature and humidity in the attic are not controlled, they can warp the roof. Poor insulation can also raise your energy costs, and poor ventilation can lead to moisture damage.
Clean your gutters regularly. If they are clogged, rain, snow and debris will back up onto the roof and could cause leaks and other damage.
If you have a new roof installed, make sure that the roof deck is strong before installing any new shingles or tiles and make sure the right flashings are installed around vents, chimneys and other structures. A good roof deck will prevent deterioration, and the right flashings will prevent leaks.
Inspecting Your Roof
Regular inspections can help you identify any problems with your roof early. Regular inspections may also be a requirement for maintaining your roof warranty.
Typically, you should have your roof inspected twice a year: Once right before and right after the season for extreme weather. The season will vary depending on where you live. Since you live in Phoenix, extreme weather will most certainly be in the summer. If you were to live in Maine, for example, extreme weather would be in the winter.
A roof inspection will include a visual survey and may include an inspection for moisture. Infrared scans and other tools may be used to detect the presence of moisture where it cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Commercial and Residential Roof Contractors
Arizona Native Roofing has the commercial and residential PHX roof contractors to perform your roof maintenance or roof repair in Phoenix. Our experienced contractors can inspect your roof for the presence of algae or mold, as well as evidence of damage from the rain, snow or deterioration over time. With the ongoing maintenance we provide, you can keep your roof in its best shape, helping to preserve your warranty and to extend the life of your roof. It’s a small step that can make a huge difference.