Does My Arizona Roof Need Rain Gutters?
In Phoenix Arizona, we don’t get much rain year round. In fact, we can sometimes go months without a drop, so usually, considering gutters for your roof wouldn’t usually be something to think about, but it’s more important than you think. During monsoon season, rain can be potentially damaging to your home, your roof especially, so gutters could mean the difference between a roof that lasts as long as it should and your roof needing to be repaired or replaced all too frequently. Adding a gutter to your home could also greatly increase the value of your home because of the extra protections that have been put in place.
Luckily, you do not need to decide whether or not to add gutters to your home before you get your roof replaced. It can be done after the roofing is completed. It may, however, be much cheaper to install the gutters while the roofing is being done. This will just save you a bit more money as opposed to having a separate contractor come out to do a different job entirely. Most roofing companies also have the knowledge to install gutters, so it may be in your best interest to decide this before the roofing, but it isn’t exactly a necessity. You will just want to make sure that you find a good contractor who is honest and knows exactly what he or she is doing.
So what should you look for when deciding to put gutters on your home? If you don’t think you need gutters, you might want to consider the factors that make gutters a real need for your home. The main reason your home would need gutters is for the monsoon season. Sometimes our rain can be somewhat heavy and in extreme cases, can lead to flooding. This is when you would want gutters because they will naturally take the flow of water that runs off your roof, and direct it somewhere away from your house so it does not damage the foundation and other elements of your home that could be affected by heavy rain.
The primary use is to protect basements from water damage, but in Phoenix, there aren’t many basements to speak of. Our relatively flat terrain keeps us from having these structural options and in turn, limits the use of gutters. But gutters can be good for just protecting your foundation from things like dry rot and mold, which are extraordinarily expensive to fix. So, even in Phoenix, gutters can be of some use and are roughly inexpensive to install.
So once you have made your decision to install gutters to your home, you will want expert Phoenix roofers or gutter installers to get it done. Typically, most roofers are familiar with the process because, as mentioned before, they are sometimes required to do installations in addition to Phoenix roof repairs. You will want a contractor who can understand all kinds of roofing, as gutters are able to be installed after the roofing is completed, instead of all at once if you’re getting roof replacement or repairs. But it is in your best interests to get your gutters installed at the same time as your roofing.
When gutters are being placed on your roof, the edges must be tucked under the existing Phoenix shingles or Phoenix tiles. If this is done wrong, great damage could be sustained by your roof, and this will add plenty more expenses. So you will want a licensed professional who understands both roofing, and the gutter systems they are implementing to your home, otherwise, more costly repairs will have to take place in the future.
So for your next gutter or roofing project, come to Arizona Native Roofing. Our licensed professionals will know exactly how to deal with your roof for excellent protection in the future. We will make sure that everything is properly and adequately installed so that your roof lasts as long as possible. Arizona Native Roofing has the proper tools to get the job done, and our skills go far beyond that of roof installation. Gutter installations is next on our list of priorities, so if you are worried about extensive rain damage, look no further. With fair, and honest pricing, we can work with you to find the right solution that fits your budget. So don’t hesitate to contact Arizona Native Roofing at (602)-358-6559.
Jason Swim -- Owner
24008 N. 104th Avenue
Peoria, Arizona 85383
Genre: Home Repair