Unless you’re a roofing contractor, your roof may not immediately look like a whole interconnected system. The many different parts that comprise the entire roof structure perform important roles, without which the entire system will fail. The joints where two roofing panels meet or where the roof connects to an exterior wall, chimney, skylight, or dormer, are prone to water penetration. If water gets inside the assembly, it could lead to all sorts of problems with the wood and concrete supports that hold your roof up. These areas are protected against water and moisture by a strip of galvanized iron or aluminum known as flashing.
It’s important to install flashing properly. Poor workmanship could significantly hamper your flashing’s performance. Our experts at Storm Master Inc. have listed down the most common mistakes when dealing with flashing problems.
Flashing installation appears deceptively easy. If you’ve ever observed a contractor during a roof repair, then you may have seen that the strips are simply nailed down directly on top of the joints and connections on your roof. However, there’s really more to the process than meets the eye. If you attempt to carry out this project on your own, you’re not only risking your own safety, but you’re also risking serious damage on your roof.
Incorrect Flashing Repair
Choosing a good contractor is important to ensure the quality of your flashing installation. First, they should be able to spot all vulnerable areas on your roof and apply weatherproofing and sealants properly around those parts. Trusting the wrong roofing company could mean cut corners, resulting in the poor installation of your flashing.
Skipping the Repairs
The only thing worse than poor repairs is having no repairs at all. Problems caused by neglected flashing strips can lead to costlier and more serious problems with your roof as a whole. In fact, it could also result in having to need premature roof replacement way before the end of your roof’s life span.
At Storm Master Construction & Roofing, we are your number one resource for high-quality roofing installation, maintenance and repair services. Give us a call at (817) 717-5348 or fill out our online contact form to talk to our experts and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Fort Worth, TX and in all surrounding areas.