The Phoenix, Arizona area presents some unique environmental challenges to your home, especially your house’s roof. The Valley of the sun sees extreme sun, rain, wind, and hail; all of which wreak havoc on the materials that make up your homes structure. Being that your roof is the largest surface area on your home and is perpetually exposed to the elements, it will absorb the effects of the environment more than any other area of your home. We are going to go over a few of the things your roof will probably see throughout its lifetime in part 1 of a two-part blog entry.
AZ’s Famous Extreme Heat: Phoenix is often the hottest area of the country when you see national weather reports. This heat speeds up the deterioration of shingles and roof cement. Knowing what materials do well in the heat will do a lot to extend the serviceable lifetime of your investment. Making the right material decisions and hiring a knowledgeable and reputable contractor will ensure your satisfaction with your roofing decisions.
Desert Pests: Common pest related fears and concerns often times have to do with inhabited areas of your house. While that is definitely a very real possibility, your roof is also an area that can easily come under attack from damaging pests. Termites, rats, squirrels, raccoons, and birds can all do a number on your roof in their own ways. Making sure your ENTIRE home is properly prepared and treated for pest prevention, because they can and will access those hard to reach and out-of-mind places on and within your house.
As mentioned above, this is only part 1 of our 2 part blog on things to look out for involving maintaining a healthy roof in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Check back next week for part 2!