The roof of a house has many components that help your entire home maintain a sound structure. One of the essential components of a roof is the flashing. Do you have questions about your flashing? Cox Roofing, a roofer in Glen Burnie, can help with your roof’s flashing and address any other issues. Here’s what you need to know about roof flashing.
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Flashing is made from galvanized steel or other type of thin material. Roofers use flashing to deter water from the essential parts of the roof, such as the dormer or roof wall. Roofers install flashing around vents, chimneys, and skylights to ensure water flows to the shingles instead of the roof deck. Unfortunately, improperly installed flashing is one of the most common reasons for roof leaks.
Roofers design flashing to maintain a watertight seal and prevent water from seeping into the roof’s materials. Too much water causes leaks and other damage. Your roof needs a seal to prevent water from running down the chimney and other areas of the roof. Without properly installed flashing, leaks remain a primary concern.
Signs of Damaged Flashing
There are different signs that a roof’s flashing is damaged. If you notice any of the signs listed below, call a roofer immediately:
Tiny holes in the roof’s flashing can be caused by wildlife and corrosion. Water doesn’t need much space to seep under the roof’s shingles and cause problems.
Cracks and Dents
A single crack or dent in flashing may seem minor. However, even small bends, cracks, and dents compromise the galvanized coating on steel flashing and it can weaken the structure of other metals as well.
Not all the parts of a roof’s flashing are visible. Therefore, you may not notice damage. But, if you see leaks near a fireplace, window, in the attic, or around any skylights, call a roofer.
Cox Roofing: a Roofer in Glen Burnie
When you find any signs of damaged flashing, call Cox Roofing right away. Locally owned and operated, we look forward to working with you! We provide roofing for residential and commercial purposes, as well as services for gutters and siding. Contact us today to receive your custom free estimate.