An Arizona homeowner who has suffered under at least a year of our weather quickly learns the benefits of a metal roof in monsoon season. If you are not yet blessed with a beautiful, beneficial metal roof, we offer two great benefits of this armor-like crown on your castle.
Arizona’s monsoon season only feels like it lasts forever. It runs from June 15 through September, bringing with it a host of weather-related problems:
- Dust storms
- Extreme heat
- Flash floods
- Heavy rain
- High winds
- Higher humidity
We arranged those awful annoyances alphabetically to seem impartial, but for most homeowners, the two huge risks to their homes are wind and precipitation. Metal roofing is a safe, reliable answer to both those problems.
You can protect your home, family, and yourself by staying alert to changing weather conditions. Avoid taking showers during a monsoon, for example, because of the risk of lightning. Arizona Foothills Magazine recommends a three-prong strategy:
- Check your home for insecure areas — Loose weatherstripping, door hinges, gate latches, garage doors.
- Check your yard for debris — Overhanging tree branches, sports equipment, gardening items, children’s toys.
- Roofs — Your roof should be in tip-top condition to withstand high winds and heavy rains that can lead to standing water and roof leaks.
Metal roofing stands up to high winds as well or better than most other roofing materials. Metal roofing has a 140-mph wind rating. Arizona State University (ASU) says haboobs generate winds up to 30 mph.
In addition, metal roofing can bear the brunt of the windborne dust and debris the monsoon season brings. Unlike shingles, metal roofing cannot become embedded with grime forced into an uneven surface. The metal roof’s smooth surface remains shiny and flat.
Monsoon season brings plenty of pelting rain, which a metal roof shrugs off. Metal roofing is also not noisy, thanks to the small air space between sheathing and roof (with the panels attached to wood battens).
Worse than pelting rain, of course, is sleet and hail. Metal roofing rules here, too. Metal roofing will not crack, break, or shatter under even golf ball-sized hailstones.To be fully protected against Arizona’s monsoon season, you can do no better than a metal roof! Phoenix and Tucson metro area homeowners can turn to Vertex Metal Roofing for the very best in metal roofing for their homes. Contact us today to see all we can bring to your life with a durable, beautiful metal roof.