Like other components on your roof, flashing needs to be installed or repaired properly to ensure these components function as they should. This not only guarantees you make the most of your roof’s flashing, but that your roofing system lasts as well. Knowing the installation and repair mistakes to avoid then will be a lot of help.
Make sure you don’t do these installation and repair mistakes:
Not Properly Using a Drip Edge
Most manufacturers require drip edges to be placed over ice and water sheathings, but many homeowners have their shields stop short of that, allowing water to soak into the sheathing and or the fascia. To remedy this, it’s recommended that flashing wraps over the sheathing and onto the fascia.
Not Installing Sidewall Flashing
For sidewall flashing to be effective, it has to be installed by roofers using the step-flashing method. However, some homeowners not only don’t use the recommended installation method, but also don’t have sidewall flashing installed in the first place. This results in water not flowing away properly from the wall and onto the gutters.
Entrust your flashing installation or repair project to the professionals! Working with a trusted local roofing expert not only ensures proper flashing installation and repairs, but that all roofing work done on your home will be up-to-code as well since roofing contractors have a good grasp of the requirements in your area. Aside from choosing local, make sure your roofing contractor is also highly experienced.
Safe Harbor Exteriors is the expert to trust for all your roofing requirements. Whether you need roof repair or replacement, you can count on us for the results you’re looking for – exactly. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (913) 553-3620, or fill out our contact form. Ask us for a FREE estimate today! We serve Shawnee, KS, and the surrounding communities.