Monsoons in Southern Arizona are an inevitable part of the region’s climate, making it crucial for homeowners with coated style roofs to know how to prepare their roof coatings for the monsoon season. While these steps can be performed by homeowners themselves, it is always advisable to call a local roofer to inspect the roof for any potential problems. A reputable roofing contractor will also provide guidance on the specific measures needed to prepare roof coatings for monsoon rains.
Roof Coating Assesment
One of the initial steps in preparing for the monsoon season is to assess the roof coating. Before the arrival of heavy rains, it is important to inspect the roof for potential leaks. Elastomeric coated roofs are susceptible to cracks and tears in the coating due to extreme temperature changes and the expansion and contraction of materials. Common areas of concern include around scuppers, penetrations, corners, and A/C jackstands. These areas should be carefully examined for any signs of potential problems.
Prep for the the New Roof Coating
Additionally, it is crucial to clear any debris from the roof as it can cause a breakdown in the elastomeric roof coating. Debris such as leaves and pine needles can accumulate on the roof, hold moisture, and contribute to the deterioration of the coating. Therefore, it is wise to remove any debris from the roof before the monsoon season begins. If needed, services from a professional roofing company like Desert Sky Roofing can be enlisted to ensure a thorough cleaning of the roof. They offer assistance in sweeping up all the debris on the roof for a small fee.
Perform Roof Repairs or Roof Coating
Depending on the condition of the roof, it may not be necessary to apply a full coating before the monsoons if the roof has been properly coated in the past few years. Minor touch-ups might be sufficient in some cases. A reliable roofer will provide an honest assessment and recommend whether a roof requires a complete coating or just minor repairs. When conducting touch-ups, it is important to carefully inspect and address areas such as scuppers, penetrations, corners, jackstands, edges, parapet wall roof material cuts, and any visible cracks. Each crack can be treated with mastic, coating, or polymembrane, which are the same touch-up techniques used before applying a roof coating. If a full roof coating is needed, the roofing contractor should explain whether one or two coats are necessary. Regardless of the number of coats, it is essential that the roofer applies the coating material according to the guidelines provided by the roof coating manufacturer. Desert Sky Roofing prefers using Tucson Rubberized Coatings, which requires their coatings to be applied at a rate of 100 square feet per gallon. It is important to ensure that the individuals applying the coating adhere to the manufacturer’s application guidelines; otherwise, the roof may not last as long between coatings.
Free Roof Inspection
As a homeowner in the Tucson area, it is essential to ensure that your roof is prepared for the monsoon season every year. Desert Sky Roofing offers a range of services to help homeowners ready their roofs for the rains. As Tucson’s leading roof coating experts, they have the necessary expertise to renew roofs and provide ongoing maintenance to ensure homeowners are not caught off guard during the monsoon season. For a free inspection of your roof, reach out to Desert Sky Roofing today and ensure your roof is ready to withstand the upcoming monsoons.