Flashing is designed to add extra protection on parts of roofs and walls that are particularly prone to leaks and water damage. It is usually made of rust- resistant metal, rubber or silicone or a combination there of.
A typical roof has several different flashings. Chimney flashing is located around the base of chimney. Drip edges prevent water from seeping under roofing along the edges of rakes and eaves. Vent pipe flashing prevents leaks from occurring where pipes penetrate the roof surface. Valley flashing protects the valleys where two roof planes meet. Roof to wall flashing is around dormers and sidewalls.
Failing flashing is one of the most common causes of water leaks through a roof. So, if you have flashing that is deteriorating due to weathering and oxidizing or flashing that has come loose you should have it repaired as soon as possible to prevent costly damages to your home.
Secure Construction is more than happy to help you with any ‘suspect’ flashing details on your roof. Call for a free estimate today!