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How Backer Rods Help Prevent Water Intrusion

As the southwestern monsoon season continues, the Valley has experienced recent storm activity, leaving many areas damaged or flooded. Some neighborhoods, like Phoenix, have also seen power outages as recently as July 10.

The annual monsoon season officially runs from June 15 to September 30, producing a significant percentage of the area’s annual precipitation, per the National Weather Service. However, this year’s monsoon activity has already surpassed recent years’ rainfall totals, and it has just begun.

The season’s characteristic thunderstorms, dust storms, and heavy rainfall – among other extreme weather conditions – reinforces the importance of ensuring your property is adequately weatherized and waterproofed with professionally installed backer rods and sealants.

A professional silicone sealant company can apply these materials to prevent water intrusion, thus safeguarding your commercial, industrial, or residential property and its valuable contents.

What Are Backer Rods?

Widely available in various diameters, starting from ¼ inches, backer rods are nonabsorbent, compressible materials used to partially fill crevices and joints before applying sealant.

They effectively prevent moisture from seeping under the sealant, ensuring both products hold up against extreme weather conditions, such as those seen during Arizona’s monsoon season.

Additional benefits include sustainability, increased curing times, and flexibility with environmental factors. Backer rods are practical for many commercial, industrial, and residential applications, including but not limited to:

Arizona’s Leading Silicone Sealant Company

A family-owned and operated company, Royalty Sealants specializes in the removal and replacement of backer rods and sealants for commercial, industrial, and residential properties throughout the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

While our specialty is sealants, we also offer various additional services, such as fire caulking and traffic coatings.

With years of experience, you can be assured that Royalty Sealants will select the highest quality, most durable products compatible with your project requirements. To receive an estimate and schedule an appointment, please get in touch with us at (602) 915-5624.

Royalty Sealants is currently hiring! Please fill out our application form to be considered to open positions within our company.


“Monsoon is set to unleash flooding rains in drought-stricken Arizona.” CNN, July 13, 2021.

“Southwestern Monsoon.” Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS): A NOAA RISA Team.

“Storms bring wind, rain, and power outages to parts of the Valley Saturday night.” 12News, published on June 30 and updated July 10, 2021.

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