While the rest of the U.S. is in a heat wave, here in Las Vegas we’ve experienced unexpected rain! Our usual sunny skies are replaced with clouds and thunderclaps, which are set to last through the summer season. While the hot sun can be harmful to your roof in the summer, it is heavy rainfall that is the most damaging, particularly in arid regions where rain-proofing your home is usually the least of your worries. You could have a leaky roof before you know it.
These latest storms have come with high winds, which can tear shingles or tiles off of your roof, especially if your roofing material is made up of slate or asphalt shingles, ceramic, clay, or concrete tiles. Debris from these storms can crack, dent, or tear off portions of your roof, causing unsightly damage that requires fixing.
While missing tiles and broken shingles might be the most unsightly result of unexpected weather, leakage and runoff issues are the most damaging. Your roof is designed to be water resistant, not waterproof, and too much water on it at one time can cause leaking. If your roof is already damaged, or has open areas where missing tiles once where, or where satellite dishes have been removed, these spots cause water to pool when it rains, which is often the start of a leak problem. Add to this water pooling because of clustered debris from the high winds, and you’ve got a recipe for rooftop disaster.
Prestige Roofing of Las Vegas can repair your rain-damaged roof, or prepare your roof for the coming winter, when scattered thunderstorms and further rainfall is expected. We hand
le roofing and repair services, gutter installation, and ongoing maintenance and preventative work to ensure your roof stays in peak condition year-round. With the rain far from gone this summer, make the right choice and call Prestige Roofing at (702)646-7536 or got to www.prestigeroofinglv.com for a free estimate