Roof flashing is a layer of metal sheeting that is fitted into the joints, edges or breaks along a roof. It is typically installed around chimneys, walls and other parts of your roof where there are gaps in the roofing material. Its main purpose is to prevent moisture from getting into these gaps.
In this post, roof estimate specialist LePage and Sons Roofing LLC shares different flashing installation and repair mistakes that you should avoid.
DIY Flashing Installation and Repair
Doing it yourself may sound like a cheaper option, but could end up backfiring big time. There are many steps involved in properly positioning and securing the flashing. From continuous flashing to step flashing, the installation techniques are best done by experienced roofing professionals. Improper flashing installation can cause major leaks and moisture problems on your roof, so it’s best to leave the job to the experts.
Another common cause of roof leaks is faulty flashing repair. Avoid repairing the flashing by yourself as you may not be able to apply sealants or secure the flashing correctly. That’s why it’s best to leave this to the roof repair pros. DIY flashing repair can cause more harm than good if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Putting Off Flashing Repair
Delaying flashing repair is a bad idea as this can cause more problems in your roof in the long run. Addressing the problem promptly prevents it from worsening and causing even more costly damage.
LePage and Sons Roofing LLC is an experienced roofing contractor that can provide you with all the roofing services you need. From new roof installation to solar roofing options, we can give your roof the attention it deserves. To schedule a consultation, fill out our contact form or call us at (508) 295-6483.