How to Budget Your Summer Roof Maintenance in Phoenix

The rays of the summer sun along with high temperatures can take an extreme toll on your roof. That’s why roof maintenance is so important in Phoenix. As your roof ages it becomes more vulnerable to problems that can be exacerbated by the Phoenix climate.

 Find out how to budget your summer roof repair project in PhoenixMany roof problems will result in roof leaks. Possibly the most common cause of leaks is missing or damaged shingles. Other common roof repairs Phoenix include replacing flashing, gutters and downspouts, chimneys, vents, and skylights. Any of these openings in your roof have the potential to leak.

Stopped up gutters and downspouts can cause numerous problems as well. These can result in water damage to the roof, walls and windows. Additionally, downspouts that drain improperly can bring about damage to the foundation and allow water to drain into the basement.

It can be complicated to budget for roof maintenance since the cost of materials and labor can fluctuate. You can visit lumber yards to price shingles, nails, wood, flashing, gutters, roofing cement, etc. and then assume that the cost of labor will be at least as much as the cost of materials, possibly more.

Another budgeting suggestion for roof maintenance is to simply put away one dollar per square foot per year for roof repair and maintenance, since the more square feet you’re maintaining, the more it will cost. Asphalt shingle roofs are the least expensive to install initially, but require the most roof repair and maintenance, while tile, metal, foam and other more costly roofs require less maintenance.

Obviously it’s impossible to tell exactly how much to budget since there are so many variables such as the type of roofing material you are maintaining, varying costs from area to area, and specific weather events, such as storms, wind, and hail.

One of the better ways to prevent costly roof repairs is to have your roof inspected once or twice each year by a Phoenix roofing contractor. It is much less expensive to replace missing shingles or flashing early on rather than allowing a leak to progress until it causes rotting wood or structural damage. The longer damage goes unrepaired the more costly the roof repair will become.

Another benefit of a well maintained roof is lower cooling costs throughout the summer and lower heating costs during the winter.

An experienced roofing contractor in Phoenix, Arizona can be a great ally in estimating your roofing maintenance budget. If you are seeking a roofing contractor to inspect, maintain, or repair your Phoenix roof, choose a well established roofer that maintains a valid Arizona roofing contractor’s license along with business insurance and workers compensation insurance. This will help ensure that you receive quality work from a reputable roofing contractor.

Chad Thomas, Owner of Allstate RoofingGuest Blog Written By:

Allstate Roofing, Inc.

30521 N 126th Dr
Peoria, Arizona 85383

Phone: 602-620-2755

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3611 N 36th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85019

Phone: 602-484-7663
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