2 Signs That You Need to Replace Your Roof’s Flashing
The flashing is one of the unsung heroes of the roofing world. Roof flashing is a layer of waterproof material that is used to protect a roof from water leaks and other potential damage. Flashing is found in high-risk areas such as the chimneys, vents, seams, valleys, and edges of a roof. Although the flashing material will range from roof to roof, they are often made out of cement, tar, steel, zinc alloy, lead or aluminum. Although flashings are made out of durable materials, they are prone to damage. It is important to know the signs of damaged flashings. This will prevent the damage from spreading and causing more expensive repairs.
Leaks in the Roof
If you notice any leaks in the interior of your home, the flashings should be at the top of your list of potential suspects. Due to the fact that flashings are placed in high-risk areas, the chances of a leak are much higher when the flashing is broken. However, it is important to act quickly and call for professional help. Once a leak has made its way into the interior of a home, there is a good chance that the damage is serious.
Signs of Rust and Deterioration
Flashings made out of materials like steel, zinc alloy, lead or aluminum are prone to rust and deterioration. Over time, water from rain or snow will seep into the roofing system. This water will gradually eat away at the flashing until it can no longer protect your roof. Be sure to act quickly at the first sign of rust. Replacing your flashing is the best way to prevent leaks in the interior of your home.
Although they are not as well known as other parts of the roof, the flashing plays an important role in keeping a house safe. Without a well-maintained flashing system, a house is at risk of major leakage and water damage.
For more information on signs that your roof’s flashing is in need of repairs, contact the experts at At The Top Restoration.