RENCO Roofing: valley residents turn to roofers in times of need

PHOENIX – After nearly two years of poor general storm activity, Arizona enjoyed a very active monsoon season this year. Locally in and around Cave Creek and Carefree we saw eight to eight inches of rain in the area, a welcome gift that changed the landscape! Unfortunately, for some, all that rain also meant roof leaks.

Why do roofs leak and what can you do to prevent this? There are many reasons why roofs leak, but here we will focus on the two most common.

Age: The first and most common is age and deterioration of the roofing material, which is normal. The extreme heat that the summers bring and the cooler temperatures in our winters provide a wide temperature range that roofs have to adapt to. Couple that with the lack of rain and low humidity we love so much in the Valley of the Sun and create the perfect recipe for dryness and cracking.

Clogging: The second reason is the inability of roofs to drain water quickly and effectively. Tree debris, dust and dirt build-up and other foreign matter on a roof can prevent a roof from draining properly. But how does this cause leaks? As the water flows and is restricted from its natural path, it will begin to pile up and accumulate, at the same time constantly seeking the path of least resistance. On a tiled roof, this could mean the standard vertical overlaps in the subfloor, or on a flat roof, it could be your dryer vent.

Anyway, the water is just doing what it’s supposed to do, getting to the bottom of it.
Homeowners can rest assured that there are alternatives to participating in the added stress that roof leaks can bring. Preventive maintenance and proactively updating your roof within the specified lifespan of your roof system are two options.

If you need a roofer or if you want to explore your options regarding your roof, you can turn to RENCO Roofing.

“Whether your project is large or small, we strive to provide both the highest level of craftsmanship and the highest level of customer service. By working with our team of highly trained professionals, we guarantee that you will see the difference.”
Consultations are always free! Call Renco Roofing at 602-867-9386 or visit www.rencoroofing.com for more information.

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