The Dangers of Improper Roof Flashing
Have you ever quickly inspected your roof and wondered why there was sealant surrounding your chimneys, skylights and vents? This, as anyone within the roofing industry will tell you, is what is called ‘flashing’.
Although, it may come as a surprise to some, proper flashing is one of the most important elements that make up a fully functional roof. This is because flashing seals up cracks around your roof’s openings — created by (as mentioned previously) chimneys, vents etc. — preventing water from seeping in. Which is why improperly installed flashing can be extremely detrimental to your roof and the structure of your home. Here’s what you need to know:
Where Proper Roof Flashing Should Be Used
Typically made of an assortment of materials — including sheet metal, plastic or composite — flashing is one of the most essential parts of any residential and/or commercial roof.
Ensuring whichever company you choose to handle your home’s roofing project has adequately distributed flashing throughout different areas of your roof is the best way to know you have a roof that has been built to last.
These areas include:
- Dormer windows
Improper Flashing and Its Affect on Your Home’s Roof
If your contractor is inexperienced and/or unqualified to handle effectively installing your roof, the chances are, they won’t be able to deliver proper flashing either.
This can have extremely negative implications down the line, as roofing that consists of improper flashing almost always leads to unsealed areas that are a welcome mat for excess water. This can mean mold and other health threatening growths inside your walls and inside your attic spaces. Over time, excess water can even weaken your home’s structure, leading to ceiling cave-ins and other unwanted issues that will be costly to repair.
Finding a Roofing Contractor in Georgia You Can Trust
At the end of the day, proper flashing should be a no-brainer for any reputable roofing company in Georgia you’ll come across. Eagle Watch Roofing of Newnan, Georgia takes installing the proper flashing as seriously as they do your entire roofing project.
Eagle Watch gives you the best price on the market for all of your roofing needs, and their process is quick, non-invasive and affordable. They start by providing a no cost/no obligation estimate for your roof in particular. Taking measurements of your roof and noting what materials will be needed to achieve the most impressive roof for your home.
Each Eagle Watch professional is fully licensed and certified to provide expert roofing services, and emphasizes customer satisfaction by making every roofing job a non-invasive process from start to finish.
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