Flashing Mistakes That Can Put Your Roof At Risk
Flashing is a thin strip of metal that is fitted at the edges, joints and breaks along the roof. Its purpose is to direct water away from areas that are vulnerable to leaks, such as walls, chimneys, vents and valleys. When getting your roof flashing installed or repaired, it is important to avoid these common mistakes so you will not put your roof at risk.
Choosing to install flashing on your own:
Unless you are an experienced roofer, tackling flashing installation or repair can create a host of serious problems for your roof. A small leak might require a bigger fix or an underlying problem might be present that only a professional could sort out. There are also parts on your roof that can present slip-and-fall accidents if you do not use safety equipment that roofers use.
Failing to repair flashing on time:
If you put off a roofing problem, the situation will only get worse. Annual roof inspections are essential for spotting problems with flashing and other structural components on your roof. When minor issues are caught, like worn or loose flashing, make sure you act quickly, and have a roofing professional repair it before it allows rainwater or snowmelt to leak into your roof.
Skimping on flashing repair or installation:
An amateur roofer is usually not the best person to restore a damaged roof. When sealants and materials are applied incorrectly, your roof will not be finished and secured properly. Certified roofers, however, pay attention to details. You will not have to worry about leaks, rotted wood or mold growth being overlooked by the untrained eye and, ultimately, costing you a lot more in the long run.
Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc. specializes in residential roofing services. Our skilled team prides itself on delivering top-rated products and excellent workmanship to residents across the Houston area. To schedule an appointment with one of our roofers, call (713) 466-4447, or complete our contact form.
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