Here in the Mesa-Phoenix area, we’re all too familiar with the beauty and power of the monsoon season. The fresh, earthy scent following a monsoon rain is refreshing, but these storms can wreak havoc on your home’s roof. This year, get ahead of the storm with Roofstar’s guide to protecting your roof from monsoon damage in 2023.
Understanding Monsoon Damage
Monsoons are characterized by high winds, heavy rainfall, and sometimes hail, all of which can take a toll on your roof. Missing shingles, water leaks, and accelerated wear are just a few of the problems that can arise. If left unchecked, these can lead to more significant issues like structural damage and interior water damage.
Preparing Your Roof for Monsoon Season
Prevention is the best way to protect your roof from monsoon damage. Here are essential steps to take in anticipation of monsoon season:
- Professional Roof Inspection: A thorough roof inspection will help identify potential problem areas that might not be visible to the untrained eye. From loose shingles, broken tiles or damaged flashing, a trusted professional can spot issues and fix them before they turn into costly repairs.
- Clear Debris: Clear your roof, valleys and gutters of any debris that could obstruct water flow. Blocked valleyscan cause water to back up and seep into the roof.
- Tree Trimming: Trim any tree branches hanging over your roof to prevent them from falling or rubbing on the roof and causing damage during high winds. We recommend 3’ clearance. Trees touching your roof also provide a super highway for roof rats and other critters to get to your roof.
- Check Attic Ventilation and Insulation: Proper ventilation and insulation in the attic can prevent heat and moisture build-up that can weaken your roof over time.
During and After the Monsoon Season
Even with preparation, your roof may sustain some damage during the monsoon season. Here’s what to do:
- Check for Leaks: After each storm, check your home for signs of leaks. This could include water stains on your ceiling or walls. Prompt repair can prevent further damage. If you do see staining or dripping occurring, take a kitchen knife or small screwdriver and puncture the drywall to let out any accumulated water so it does not saturate and bow the drywall.
- Inspect Your Roof: Once the monsoon season has passed, inspect your roof for any visible damage. This could be missing shingles, broken tiles, or bent flashing. If you’re not comfortable doing this yourself, hire a professional.
- Schedule a Professional Inspection: After the monsoon season, it’s a good idea to schedule another professional inspection to catch any damage that isn’t immediately visible. This proactive measure can save you from larger, more costly repairs down the line.
Your Partner in Monsoon Roof Protection
At Roofstar Arizona, we know monsoon season. We’re not just a roofing company – we’re part of the Mesa-Phoenix community, and we understand the unique challenges our weather can present. Our team of experienced professionals is ready to help protect your roof from monsoon damage, with thorough inspections, expert repairs, and knowledgeable advice.
Don’t wait until the monsoon season is upon us – take action now to safeguard your roof and your home. With a little preparation and the right partner, you can enjoy the beauty of the monsoon season without the worry of roof damage.
Need assistance preparing your roof for the 2023 monsoon season? Call Roofstar Arizona today at 480-426-1915. Let’s face the storm together. And always remember, at Roofstar, we’ll tell you the truth about your roof.