Green Valley Roof Repairs and Maintenance Practices
According to the Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce, Green Valley was established in 1964. Southwestern houses built after 1964 were often elastomeric coated roofs. Many of the Green Valley houses have these style roofs. Elastomeric coated roofs need routine maintenance to prevent leaks. In fact, they should be looked at every year before the monsoon to be sure there are no problems. These roofs also need to be recoated every 4-6 years. That is why it is important for Green Valley residents to have a licensed roof coating specialist to help maintain these style roofs. We have listed three roof recommendations for Green Valley residents to consider at least once a year.
Remove All Debris From the Roof Every Six Months
One of the problems with Santa Fe style homes is that they often capture leaves, dirt, sticks, and other debris floating around the roof before it lands on the ground. This can cause certain parts of the roof to collect the debris. If it rains the debris can get matted down and stick to the roof. If the debris remains near a scupper it can cause a backup of water on the roof which could eventually lead to a leak in the house. Water should always flow easily off the roof and onto the ground. When debris is allowed to remain on the roof for longer periods of time, the debris can cause the roof coating to break down prematurely which can lead to a need for roof repairs or even a recoating of the roof. We recommend removing the debris at least twice a year from coated roofs.
Inspect Your Coated Roof Yearly For Cracks and Tears
Rubberized coated roofs are not the type of roofs that should be coated and left alone. In the Green Valley area the temperatures fluctuate 30-40 degrees from the cool of the evening to the heat of the day. This causes the expansion and contraction of materials which leads to minor movements in the home. These movements often cause minor cracks around the scuppers, penetrations, roof corners, etc. These cracks do not mean the roof needs be recoated, it just means at least some minor touch ups are needed. The best practice to have peace of mind from the concern over roof leaks is to inspect coated roofs yearly for cracks.
Reinforce Scuppers, Penetrations, Edges and Corners
The areas on the roof where there is the most movement from expansion and contractions of materials is usually where the roof needs to be touched up every year or so. To get the most out of your roof coating, these areas should be checked and some coating or elastomeric crack and joint filler needs to be applied to thicken the area so there is less chance of cracking. The flat pitched areas of the roof are the least likely to have cracks that cause leaks so if you the scuppers, penetrations, edges and corners are touched up every year there will be a significantly less chance of the roof coating cracking and your roof leaking.
Call us Desert Sky Roofing because we have different programs that can help you maintain your coated roof in Green Valley. Every roof is different and not all roofs need a full recoating. Your roof may only need touch ups. At DSR, we have five different programs for your roof to help you. (Click the link to see the programs.) Maintaining a roof can be a challenge and not everyone is excited about getting on their roofs in the Arizona heat but we would enjoy being your roof coating specialist to help you with this process.
One more thing to consider is that Desert Sky Roofing will not try to sell you something you do not need. Our mission is bring honesty, integrity, and quality back into the roofing trades so if your roof doesn’t need coating then we will tell you that and hope that you will call us and let Desert Sky Roofing be your Green Valley Roof Coating Contractor! Give us a call today to look at your roof: 520-444-5218.