Monsoon Storms in the Valley

Monsoon Storms in the Valley

Because roofs are built to last for decades, it’s easy to forget they need regular maintenance and care to maximize their life span and effectiveness. Monsoon season hits Las Vegas every year between June and September putting a lot of stress on your roof. It’s important to know what to look for when inspecting your roof to repair and protect it. 

Water Ponding 

It’s easy to forget about the possibility of water damage while living in the desert. But when monsoon season comes, Las Vegas can see inches of rain accumulate in a matter of hours. The quick accumulation takes roofs and gutter systems to their full capacity. Water ponding will typically occur on commercial flat roofs and some sloped roofs in valleys and drainage channels. 

You can protect yourself from costly replacement projects with proper roof maintenance. Make sure to remove debris that are clogging gutters or drainage channels. 

Leaks and Tears from Wind  

Roofing systems are engineered to withstand typical wind speeds when they’re properly maintained. But strong winds, like the downbursts and microbursts of wind during monsoon season, can weaken roofs. The wind can lift shingles, tear flashing, crack foam, and leave your home vulnerable to water damage.

After a high wind monsoon storm has passed be sure to perform an inspection outdoors and indoors. Outside, check for missing or damaged shingles, debris in gutters and downspouts, damage to chimneys and damage near the edges of your roof. Inside, check for yellow or grey stains or peeling paint – they can be a sign of a leaking roof.  

Las Vegas Roofing Company 

Las Vegas’s extreme climate brings into play many factors to consider when choosing the right roofing system for your home or commercial building. Knowing how to properly install a particular roofing system, quality materials, and quality workmanship ensure a roof that will stand up to the Las Vegas weather. Whether your project is big or small, we can help you get the right roof for your home or commercial building. 

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