Monsoon Season & Your Roof
This summer has been a slow one this year, but we know, the rain, strong winds, and lightning are just around the corner. Have you prepped your roof for monsoon season yet?
How can I prep my roof for the monsoon season?
Clean Gutters- During monsoon season, we get A LOT of rain. It is crucial your gutters are clear of any debris so the water can drain properly. Without proper drainage, the water will create a pool on your roof resulting in costly damage.
Trim Trees- You’ll either want to get out the trimmer or call a landscaper to cut any overhanging branches. The strong winds can easily cause any branches to break off and come crashing down on your roof. Falling branches can cause serious damage resulting in costly repairs that no one wants to pay for.
Scan all openings- Over time, areas around openings in the roof fail. The flashings are one of the materials that need replacing. A flashing is a thin metal material that roofers use to direct water away from certain areas in the roof. They’re typically installed to surround features like vents, chimneys, and skylights.
Schedule a professional roof inspection- To get the most accurate status of the condition of your roof, find a roofing contractor you can trust and schedule an inspection. They’ll be able to fully inspect the roof, provide options, and repair or replace it if needed.
Ensure you’re protecting you and your family by taking care of your roof. With Almeida Roofing Inc., you can bet we will demonstrate the care your roof needs. Our experts are ready to get your roof monsoon ready. Call today! 602-743-3175
Can snakes get on your roof?
We’ve all heard of “Snakes on a Plane” but have you heard “snakes on a roof”?! If not, I’m here to tell you that it is 100% possible and 1,000,000,000% SCARY. To make it even worse, they can get into your attic space, into the ceiling, and walls! These spaces are dark, warm, and humid making it a snake’s favorite shelter. While it’s great for Slinky the slithering snake, you may not get those same feelings.
How do snakes get on the roof and into the house?
Snakes are sneaky climbers that can go up to your roof and enter the home through small gaps, vent openings, gaps around the doors, and wherever else they can get through.
Why do snakes enter houses?
As stated previously, they like dark, warm, and humid areas. What could be more perfect than your attic in the middle of monsoon season?!
Signs there is a snake in the attic
- Shed skins and droppings
- Slither tracks
- Slow moving scratches noises
What to do if there is a snake is the attic
Call pest control! It is advised against to go after the snake yourself. Unfortunately, here in Arizona, we have snakes that are venomous and will kill us if bit. If you’re not sure where the snake is located, you can try putting snake traps in and around the house and roof.
Is your roof summer ready?
The summers here in the Phoenix, Arizona area can be brutal when you combine the heat, humidity, and wind. Not only are we sweating in the 110+ degree weather, we will also be sticky from all the moisture monsoon season brings! If you’re complaining, how do you think your roof feels?
Take-charge of your roof’s health by being proactive in ensuring it’s ready for summer and monsoon season!
Get out the yard tools or call a landscaper to trim branches away from the roof. The trees may provide you a shaded roof but branches too close will eventually cause damage. When monsoon season brings high wind conditions, those tree branches can whip and break, causing harm to the gutters and/or tiles.
Clean Roof & Gutters
Clean the roof and gutters before the monsoon rain comes in. The leaves and other debris that accumulated over the months, need to be removed to ensure proper water drainage. This will guarantee water doesn’t get trapped, sit, and cause damage.
The Arizona heat and sun are harsh on our roofs. This combination will cause roofing material to become brittle and crack. It is recommended to have a roof inspection done once a year to check for issues like loose gutters, cracked tiles, and other damaged roofing material.
Most people will agree spending money on repairing your roof instead of remodeling the bathroom just doesn’t give you the same happy feeling… I agree! However, it is the better decision. Getting repairs done proactively will save you lots of money in the long run!
Almeida Roofing Inc.
We aim to be helpful where we can even if it’s just a few simple maintenance tips. Hopefully you’re ready to get going on your roof’s maintenance with the above guide. For more information, Almeida Roofing Inc. is happy to assist! 602-743-3175