Flashing is a piece of metal that professionals install on the parts of your roof prone to leaks, such as valleys, vents, walls and chimneys. It diverts water away from these areas, preventing it from seeping beneath the shingles and entering your home’s interior. While repairing or replacing flashing may seem like an easy task, it’s best handled by experienced contractors.
Here are flashing installation and repair mistakes that can put your roof at risk of damage.
Attempting to do it yourself. Trying to install or repair flashing on your own will do your roof more harm than good. Doing the job yourself can endanger you and your home. You should never attempt to climb up a roof if you aren’t experienced or don’t have proper safety equipment. Moreover, improper installation and repairs can result in costly repairs in the future.
Waiting too long to schedule repairs. All forms of roof damage, including flashing issues, must be repaired immediately. Doing so will help you avoid leaks and extensive water damage. It can also prolong the life of your roof and ensure your family’s safety during extreme winter weather. The easiest way to prevent roofing problems is to schedule regular maintenance.
Choosing the wrong person for the job. It isn’t uncommon for inexperienced people to incorrectly apply sealants or use improper materials. As a result, you can be left with a partially-repaired roof that’s more vulnerable to damage. Carefully choose who you hire for your flashing repair and installation. Only work with licensed, experienced professionals who have the know-how to take care of all your roofing needs.
Save yourself from these problems by choosing a dependable professional to take care of your roof. At Arrowhead Roofing, we offer superior roof replacement, repair and maintenance services. Give us a call at (918) 743-9257 or fill out our online form to request a free estimate.