Your roofing system is not actually seamless. Like other exterior home components, it has vulnerable areas that, when overlooked, can lead to a number of roofing problems. This is where the flashing (or ice and water barrier) comes into play. It refers to the thin, waterproofing material that’s fitted at the joints, edges and breaks along your roof. By keeping these weaker areas sealed, the flashing prevents rainwater from infiltrating the inside of your roof, protecting it from damage.
But to ensure the flashing does its job, it will need to be repaired and installed properly. This means working with a reliable roofing contractor who would never make the following mistakes:
1. Not using the drip edge correctly: A drip edge should be placed over the ice and water barrier. When this step is skipped, water would soak into the flashing and fascia, leaving the roof more prone to leaks instead.
2. Neglecting to install sidewall flashing: If you have a dormer or wall butting up against the roof, sidewall flashing will need to be installed to seal the joint. A good roofer like Crown Roofing LTD would do so using the step-flashing method, which effectively keeps that area secure while ensuring that rainwater will flow away from the wall or dormer and onto the gutters.
3. Overlooking basic safety procedures: Flashing repair and installation can be risky, but any accidents can be prevented by taking the necessary safety measures. As a top roofing professional, Crown Roofing LTD has the training, skills and experience to handle your roof flashing needs. You can always expect us to complete the job in a safe and efficient manner.
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You need not look very far for high-quality residential roofing services in the Greater Vancouver area. Homeowners know that they can always depend on Crown Roofing LTD for the best results. We proudly serve Surrey and New Westminster, BC, and the rest of the Lower Mainland. Call us today at (604) 370-6288, or fill out this contact form to schedule a roof evaluation.