A&B Commercial Roofing are leaders in roof flashing installation and replacement. Flashing protects your roof from the effects of weathering and damage and keeps your roofs seams intact. It can be placed on the edges of your roof, as well as any other weak points. In general, flashing is placed on seams, dips or valleys in the roof, vents and other critical areas. These are parts of the roof where severe weathering would affect the most. These are the places where the roof is most vulnerable and likely to form leaks, holes or structural problems.
Flashing is an important part of your roof’s protection, ensuring it lasts longer and provides you with greater value for your investment. If you want to safeguard your roof or you need new flashing installed or current flashing repaired, then you should call the experts at A&B Commercial Roofing.
When to Have Flashing Installed
If your flashing is starting to wear down or not function properly, then it needs to be replaced or repaired. Generally, we would recommend replacing the flashing completely, because if it is compromised, then repairs will usually only serve as a temporary solution. Replacing the flashing solves the problem entirely, and while it is the more expensive option, it is usually the best one.
As soon as you notice that your fishing is in disrepair, you need to have it fixed. That’s because damage flashing exposes your roof and your property to water damage. Water can easily seep in through faulty flashing and penetrate your home. It can soak under-roofing, insulation and the interior of your home, causing degradation and creating mold growth that can be very hard to control.
It is important that you have your flashing replaced as soon as possible, before the damage becomes critical. There are signs of flashing problems that you should be aware of. Remember that the longer you take to fix the flashing, the more severe the damage will be to the rest of your roof and your home.
Roof flashing can break down and deteriorate over time. With age, any part of your roof will start to benefit from replacement. You should have regularly scheduled inspections for your roof to ensure that it is being maintained and that problems are being caught before they become serious.
You should also look for signs of corrosion or rust. Even flashing that is protected against corrosion can become susceptible to it after severe weathering or enough time. Once rust starts to occur, any severe weather can greatly weaken the flashing and cause serious problems. Your flashing can become practically useless at that point.
You can look for signs of leaks as well. If you see water seeping into your home from the roof or you notice water spots on the ceiling, then you should suspect some flaws in your roof. The flashing would be the most likely suspect, as that is where the seams are. That is where water is most likely to come in, if the flashing is not working properly. Flashing does a great job of safeguarding your roof and home from damage, but once it is rusted, broken or old, it simply won’t be able to do its job. A leak is a surefire sign that something needs to be fixed on your roof.