Your residential roofing system isn’t just about the shingles and the shingle coating. Since humans made homes, drawing water away from parts of the roof to prevent leaks has been a common practice.
In this day and age, though, flashing keeps water from seeping between the shingles and other parts of your roof. This is usually made of thin sheets of metal placed strategically on the roof’s most vulnerable parts to fend off water. You’ll mostly find flashing in chimneys, walls next to roofs and vent pipes as well window and door openings.
If it’s this important, then it makes sense to include this is in your roof maintenance checklist. If you don’t, here’s what could happen:
Rust and Corrosion
If you don’t correct this or are on the lookout for rust, then your flashing can rot and let water into your home. Weak flashing allows water intrusion, which brings us to the next point.
Flashing Leaks Equals Roof Leaks
Most of the time, it’s not the shingles that have problems; it’s the flashing. Flashing is the material placed on vulnerable areas, so they’re the first to fail. Roof repair takes this into consideration.
Even if the leak in the flashing is small, letting in any amount of moisture can start the process of mold growth in your ceiling. Regular inspections should be made so you don’t suddenly find yourself with so much mold that you’d have to replace whole sections of your ceiling and roof.
As you can see, flashing is just as important to keeping your home intact as the shingles and gutters. You simply can’t fix one without fixing the other.
Do you need someone to check your flashing? Call us (604) 210-6655 today. Crown Roofing LTD is an expert in fixing roof flashing and performing general roof maintenance work. We serve areas in and around Vancouver and Surrey.