Roof flashing is essential to prevent water from leaking into your home.
They say knowledge is power and when it comes to your home, knowing how the different components and systems function can help you with maintenance—especially with your roof. The more you know about your roof, the more prepared you will be to catch problems before they become costly issues.
What is Roof Flashing?
Roof flashing is a weather-resistant material, typically metal, used to draw water away from critical areas of your roof and create a waterproof seal. It is installed on different roofing components with caulking, glue, or nails. By acting as a barrier, it prevents water from leaking into your home and causing damage.
What Parts of Your Roof Need Flashing?
Roof flashing protects the most vulnerable areas of your roof. The most common places you’ll see it on your roof include:
- Vent Pipes
- Any Penetrations
Inspecting Your Roof Flashing
Inspecting your roof flashing should be included as part of your regular roof maintenance plan. Look for visible signs of damage, including breaks, cracks, and corrosion. Even minimal damage can leave your home susceptible to leaks.
Issues may also appear on the interior of your home. Interior signs that your roof flashing may need replacing include water stains on your ceiling and in your attic after rain, visible daylight around ceiling vents or pipes in your attic, and dripping water in the attic.
Replacing Roof Flashing
Since it is constantly exposed to the elements, flashing does not last forever and will deteriorate over time. Proper repair and installation are essential to maintaining your roof’s integrity. Hiring a professional roofer, like E2 Roofing, will help ensure your roof is adequately protected.
Our team of experts can find a solution for any roofing problems and assist with your repair or replacement needs. Beyond apparent issues, we are also available to regularly inspect your roof, which can help extend its life. Contact us today to find out more.