Ryan R. McDaniel of West Coast Roofing is a specialist in Tucson roof repair for both
commercial and residential buildings. According to McDaniel, while it is hot and dry
for most of the year in Arizona, from mid-June until mid-August, monsoon
thunderstorms erupt. That is why homeowners in this area should keep their roofs in
good shape during that time.
Monsoon Season In Arizona, particularly in southern Arizona, we have the monsoon
season every year, which is our rainy season. Beginning at the end of June, we will
get big thunderstorms almost every afternoon after about 4 o 鈥?clock. If you have not
kept your roof in good repair for the rest of the year, you may regret it during
monsoon season. Not only will you have a huge leak, but you will have to pay a lot
more to get it fixed.
Monsoons occur due to a seasonal wind shift, which tends to bring moisture into
Arizona from the Sea of Cortez and the Gulf of Mexico. When this tropical air
collides with the desert heat, thunderstorms are the result. The monsoon season starts
around June 15, and it usually continues until about mid-August. Depending on the
year, it usually lasts about two months or so. As you can imagine, this monsoon
season is the busiest time of year for people who are in the roofing industry.
Increased Prices If you own a home or a business and you did not get your roof
re-roofed prior to the monsoon season, you will have two problems facing you should
a problem with your roof occur: First, the roofing repair prices go up as the demand is
so high for roofers. Secondly, the prices of all the materials involved in the roofing
repair process will increase as well.
Regular Maintenance Obviously, prevention is better than cure. Trying to do as
preventative roof maintenance well as emergency roof repairs during the monsoon
season will cost you a lot more in the long run. To put it bluntly, it will cost a lot
period. Doing the preventative maintenance as you go along will save you money now,
as opposed to doing it later when it 鈥檚 monsoon season. Some of the things both
residential and business owners can do include:
1. Getting your roof inspected by a licensed contractor 2. Getting all preventative
maintenance done prior to the monsoon season 3. Keeping an eye on your roofing
system after big storms, which goes back to regular maintenance of that roof
We have a unique desert climate in the state of Arizona, and it is usually pretty dry
during most of the year. Most of our rainfall happens during the monsoon season, and
there are high winds, storms, and lightening, and a lot of damage can occur. People
will find leaks that they did not notice earlier, as there was not any rain to make them
noticeable during the three months before.
If your roof is not in good shape, it can be a very expensive fix during that time.
There is no reason to wait until water is in your house or business to take care of the
problem and carry out emergency roof repairs. Give us a call today to take care of
both your regular and preventative roof maintenance.
Ryan McDaniel is a writer for Yodle, a business directory and online advertising
company. Find a contractor or more contractor articles at Yodle Consumer Guide.