The area around your chimney is a common place where water can get into your home. If you notice water stains on your ceiling or above your fireplace, it is a good idea to schedule inspection of your roof and chimney flashing. Cox Roofing, a top roofing company in Baltimore County, is happy to provide a free estimate for any repairs that you may need.
Roof and Chimney Flashing
Strips of metal on the front edge, corners, and ridges of the roof and chimney keep a watertight seal and are known as flashing. Unfortunately, flashing can crack, warp, and weaken leaving the home vulnerable to damage. If moisture makes its way into the seams it causes further deterioration and then the problems worsens leading to an eventual leak.
Factors such as poor installation, improper repairs, weather damage, age, and accidents all lead to flashing damage. It’s important that a professional performs installation and repairs. Sloppy flashing installation or when completed without the correct nails or sealant, it is guaranteed to leak. Weather conditions such as snow, ice, and heavy rain expose weak flashing and moisture will get in. Additionally, flashing can warp with age and temperature changes. More damage occurs if you walk on your roof and step on flashing in the wrong way.
Signs of Damaged Roof Flashing
Small holes, rusted roof flashing, missing pieces, and worn or damaged siding or shingles are signs of a damaged roof. We recommend regular roof inspections because a professional can identify damage early, hopefully before the problem gets too serious. The professional roofer will check the roof flashing and shingles as well.
Cox Roofing: Roofing Company in Baltimore County
Flashing damage is serious and must be repaired as soon as possible. Cox Roofing Company in Baltimore County has over 30 years of experience. We can repair torn flashing, repair broken shingles or replace your roof if it is time. For more information about our services contact us today for a free estimate. We look forward to hearing from you.