Are Rain Gutters Necessary for My Arizona Roof?
Roofs tend to be quite the expensive endeavor. Because of this, you may consider foregoing rain gutters on your Phoenix residential roofing in an effort to conserve finances. While we certainly understand this train of thought, the team at Allstate Roofing wants to offer an alternative perspective and show you why rain gutters are actually a very important addition to every new roof installation near Mesa. Read ahead to learn more.
WHY DO I NEED GUTTERS?
It is true that Phoenix, and Arizona in general, have a very dry climate. Rain does not fall very often, and we can even go months without a single drop. While you may think that rain gutters are not needed on your Peoria tile roofing because of the lack of rain, consider that during the short monsoon season, downpours can actually be extremely damaging to your roof and consequentially the rest of your home. Having gutters could make all the difference in the longevity and durability of your roof.
During this monsoon season, rains can fall fast and heavy. In extreme cases, it even leads to flooding. This is when gutters actually play a critical part in protecting your home from damage. They will naturally collect the flow of water off your roof and direct it away from your foundation. Without gutters, the water would simply wash off the Gilbert shingle roofing and puddle around the foundation of your home, ultimately leading to cracks, buckles, and an uneven foundation, and even things like mold growth or dry rot.
I ALREADY HAVE A ROOF…IS IT TOO LATE?
The good news is that gutters can be installed at any time, whether during a Phoenix roof repair, Phoenix re-roofing, or a totally new installation. If you already have an established home and roof but have decided that you do need gutters, now is as good a time as any!
However, if you are planning to build a home, keep in mind that while gutters are relatively inexpensive to install at any time, it may be much more affordable to package them all together with the initial roof installation. Speak with your roofing contractor serving Chandler about their gutter package options. It is more than likely they will be extremely willing to work with you and your budget to make certain all your needs are met. If not, talk to your neighbors and friends, and seek out a reliable Phoenix roofing company near you who is willing to be flexible and affordable.
WHAT SHOULD I CONSIDER BEFORE HAVING GUTTERS INSTALLED?
Most importantly, find a trustworthy Phoenix roofing company that you know will do a thorough job. Check online reviews and ratings, and speak with family and friends about who they recommend. You will want to make sure which contractor you choose is licensed and insured, and uses high-quality materials.
When gutters are added to an existing roof, great care must be taken to correctly tuck them underneath the shingles or tiles; if done wrong, your roof will be damaged and must be repaired, leading to further expenses and headache. Be certain your contractor has experience in this area, and has thorough knowledge of both gutters and roofing materials.
Ultimately, the choice to add gutters to your Arizona roof is up to you. However, we hope you will see the necessity of having gutters on your home, to help prevent any foundational or roof damage and expensive repairs. For all your gutter needs, consult with the contractors at Allstate Roofing. We offer fair, honest prices for all our services, and will be certain that your needs are fully met while remaining within your budget. With over 25 years of experience in all types of roofing services, Allstate Roofing is one of the most highly-rated companies in the area. You will not be disappointed!