If you didn’t already know, the flashing on your roof is the flat, thin material that is used to prevent water from penetrating the weak areas on your roof such as around the chimney or in corners. It is placed underneath the shingles and redirects water to another location. While flashing is usually made of durable materials such as aluminum, galvanized or stainless steel, it is not uncommon for it to suffer damage. In today’s post, the roof replacement pros over at Masters Roofing shares the three main reasons why the flashing on your roof might fail.
1. Incorrect Installation
This is probably the most common cause of roof flashing failure. You would be surprised how many leaks are caused by an incorrect installation. Many homeowners feel that installing flashing is something that they can do themselves only to be disappointed later on when it develops problems. For the best results, always leave roof repair jobs to the professionals.
Alternate freezing and scorching temperatures can damage many components on your roof over time, and flashing is no exception. This extreme change in temperature causes dimensional changes in the structure of your roof as the wood shrinks and expands. This constant shrinkage and expansion cause the flashing on your roof to pull away from the surface, necessitating a call to your roof repair company.
3. Poor Maintenance
As with all the exterior parts of your home, a good preventive maintenance schedule is crucial to keep them from failing prematurely. For this reason, it is recommended that you call in your local roofer to check all the components of your roof, including the flashing, at least twice each year.
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