As a homeowner in Arizona, you know how blistering hot the summer months can be. While you can retreat to the comfort of air conditioning and use sunscreen to prevent sunburns, your roof is left a little more exposed.
Taking care of your roof correctly during the hot summer is crucial in keeping it in good shape for many years to come.
Roof Maintenance Done Right
Here are a few helpful roof maintenance tips Polaris Roofing Systems put together to keep your home in tip-top shape in the Arizona heat.
Keep debris off your roof
While you likely aren’t surrounded by a forest living in Arizona, there’s still plenty of trees and debris that can collect on your roof. It’s incredibly important to check your roof regularly and remove debris to prevent damage to your roof and to reduce the chance of the debris catching fire.
Though it’s essential to inspect your roof for anything that needs to be removed, we recommend you not go on top of your roof yourself as it can cause damage to its structure. If you want a member of our team at Polaris Roofing Systems to stop by and assess your roof, give us a call at (928) 699-4840.
Ensure your drainage system is working
In Arizona, it may not rain for most of the year, but during monsoon season the rain can get quite heavy. It’s vital to ensure your home drains well so that if a heavy summer storm comes in, your roof will be able to handle and redirect the rain properly.
Check for insects, wasps, and snakes
While inspecting your roof for debris and other objects that may have collected, the summer is a great time to look for insects, wasps, and snakes that may have transformed sections of your roof into their new home.
Snakes in Arizona typically like to find shade in the hot summer heat and often use roofs as shelter. Always call your local fire department if you suspect a snake might be on your roof.
Additionally, insects and wasps can cause damage to your home if left untreated.
Check for Moisture and Mold
When inspecting your roof, be on the lookout for areas that may have accumulated moisture that are not exposed to the sun. Though most rain will dry up under the Arizona heat, areas that have shade can collect water that can lead to mold.
Paint and repair your roof
Though it may be hot, summer is the perfect time to paint your home and repair your roof. Replacing any broken shingles or other areas of your roof that are damaged can go a long way in improving the durability of your shelter for many more years.
You can’t go wrong by investing a few days during the summer to take proper care of your roof. Of course, if you need help with any of your roofing needs, call us today at (928) 699-4840!
Our team at Polaris Roofing Systems is happy to inspect, provide roof maintenance, or install a new roof for your home or commercial property.