Monsoon Season is Here, and it Waits for No One
The southwest region is known for its low humidity, and of course the multitude of outdoor sports the rivers and lakes allow us to do. An important part of the summer and fall months are the monsoons, which can be very unpopular if you’re not prepared for them; and trust us when we say you want to be prepared before they come, rather than having to deal with an emergency.
While monsoons are beneficial for our dry desert climate , they can be damaging. If your roof was built by National Roofing Company, you’re covered with our guaranteed commercial roofing quality, but it’s still important to know how to protect yourself against monsoons, and educate those around you about the dangers of a weak roof.
Here are the top 3 reasons why monsoons might not be your best friend, and how you can prepare for the upcoming months. If you are interested in setting up an inspection with our Roof Specialists or make a Service Request, click here, or give us a call at 505.883.3000.
1. Water Pooling
If you have a flat roof (which is one of the most common styles in New Mexico), your roof could be susceptible to water pooling. While your roof may not be currently leaking or damaged, weak flat roofs tend to dip in different areas—which, in turn, becomes deeper with each storm. If water sits in a pool for longer than a few days, it can begin to erode the material, and soften the underlayment; not a pleasant surprise when your kitchen ceiling begins to leak.
2. Wind Damage
With heavy rain, comes heavy wind—especially here in New Mexico. If you have older tiles or shingles on your roof, you may be more susceptible to damage. Tiles and shingles are laid on top a delicate material—one that can easily be broken or damaged if a corner of a tile or shingle comes loose which quickly exposes the underlayment. If you would like to schedule a walk through, inspection, or estimate with our Residential Team, please call 505.883.3000.
3. Tree/Branch/Debris Into Gutter Damage
Of course with the heavy wind and rain, the obvious tree branches flying into houses will occur—but the unseen damage is the debris that your gutters catch. Unlike dry leaves that can crumble and be blown or easily cleaned out of your gutter, freshly fallen leaves or branches are stronger, and can build up faster; causing debris to pile up faster than you can clean it. This in turn can cause bent gutters; bent gutters can reverse the downwards drain direction of your water, and cause the water to stay on your roof, or pool in places which can weaken your structure. Be sure to check your gutters, and clean surrounding debris away from your roof after every storm.
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The summer and fall is the perfect time to hangout with the family, relax, and enjoy the warmth, but it’s important to know what could happen if you’re not prepared during the monsoon storms. If you would like to learn more information about how to get started, head to our service page, or call 505.883.3000. National Roofing is a local company, with a National name… and a local warranty.