No roof is complete without adequate flashing, usually applied over eaves, across the length of valleys and ridges and around chimney bases, among others. And, as with the rest of your roof, you have to make sure that your flashing is always in good shape, too. Here are some roof flashing problems you need to watch out for so you can maintain a properly functioning roof over your home for as long as possible.
When choosing a roof for your home, make sure that you consider the quality with which it was built as well as its resilience against weathering and other types of damage. Poorly manufactured flashing will fail to protect your roof against moisture retention and all other issues which can stem from it.
Even the best quality roof can still fail, however, if you have it installed by unqualified contractors. Work only with manufacturer-certified roof installation services experts to ensure proper flashing application. Certified contractors will know the best installation methods to use and provide warranties for their projects as well.
Prioritize completing flashing repairs as soon as the need for them is detected. Do not be tempted to push aside seemingly minor roofing problems as they can easily turn into more serious ones and be even harder to deal with later on in your roof’s lifespan. This is particularly important following an occurrence of severe weather where you live.
Neglecting Preventive Maintenance
Don’t wait for your flashing to fail before giving your roof the attention it deserves. Schedule roofing inspections at regular intervals to help you get in front of flashing-related concerns. The same assessments can be used to explore other signs of deterioration that your roof may have, too.
Let expert roofing and gutter contractors from Willi Roofing Services help keep your roof safe and in top condition at all times. We are a GAF Master Elite® roofing company, which means we are a fully insured and certified roof repair and replacement company. Give us a call at (512) 504-7900. Consultations are free for homeowners located in Pflugerville, TX.