Since those of us living in Arizona don't see much rain annually it isn't surprising that once we experience a huge storm, like the one we just had roll through town this last week, issues with the Sun Cities roofs become evident very quickly.
Moving to Arizona from Washington state one of the things that my husband and I realized right away is how low maintenance living in the desert can be (comparatively speaking).
We don't have to mess with cleaning out the gutters like you do when you have pine and fir trees all around you. We don't have to worry about moss growing in every crack and crevice of the roof. And there isn't much spring cleaning required in a desert landscape.
Low maintenance however, doesn't mean no maintenance. While the tile roofs you find in Sun City Grand, Sun City Festival, Corte Bella and the newer sections of Sun City West are pretty durable, they aren't impervious to the elements of mother nature.
It is a rare inspection that is conducted where there aren't at least a few minor roof fixes required. Roof tiles slip, caps need to be resealed, cracks need to be patched. So even if you don't have a huge water spot on your ceiling, use the last weeks weather as a reminder to have the health of your roof checked out. Prevention and maintenance can save you a bundle of money in the long run. And if you are trying to sell your home it says a lot to potential buyers about how well you have maintained your home.
Working for Ken Meade Realty in Sun City Grand, I have access to a vendor list for clients who are in need of some sort of service/maintenance. This list is compiled from Ken Meade Realty Realtors and satisfied clients. Of course we all have people we know we can count on and give the bulk of our referrals to, so if you are in need of repairs call your realtor. We are a wealth of information.
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