Located in the roof valleys, edges and around penetrations, your flashing protects the most vulnerable areas of your roofing system. Mistakes during flashing installation or repair can leave your home vulnerable to roof leaks. In today’spost, Scro’s Roofing Company, a top roofing company in our area, highlights common mistakes made during flashing installation and repair that you should know about.
Fixing Your Flashing Yourself
The first mistake is repairing or installing the roof flashing yourself. This is not a DIY project. You can create some serious problems for your roof if you tackle your flashing repair or installation on your own. Mistakes during this project can cause roof leaks that lay undetected, while slowly worsening until they suddenly cause major damage .
Ignoring Damaged Flashing
Flashing protects the most vulnerable areas of your roof. If you spot any cracked, damaged or missing flashing on your roof, you need to call a professional roofer ASAP. Water can very easily enter your roof through the gaps left by damaged flashing. As one of the top roofing contractors in our area, we can deal with this problem and protect your roof from water damage.
Not Hiring the Right Contractor
Details matter, particularly when it comes to a roof replacement. The roofing contractor you choose for your project needs to understand and follow code requirements when it’s time to install the roof flashing. Shoddy roofing contractors sometimes cut costs by neglecting this part of your roof. You should always stick to experienced and established contractors to avoid dealing with this problem.
You can rely on our company for all of your roof installation and roof leak repair needs. We have been in business since 1995 and have been awarded numerous awards for the quality of our services. For example, we are the only roofing company in North Carolina to have won the Angie’s List Super Service Award for eight years in a row. We are also a GAF Master Elite® contractor. Call us at (919) 891-8414 or contact us here to learn more about our services and products.