Homeowners with roof repair work done on their homes are most likely familiar with roof flashings. For those who don’t know, flashings refer to the materials that waterproof edges, joints and valleys in your roofing system where water penetration may occur.
With the recent advances in material technology, manufacturers can now come up with flashing materials that would do the job even better but more affordable than before. Take this opportunity to prioritize them in your next roofing project.
The Importance of Roof Flashings
Roofers apply flashing over joints in the roof and wall construction. Its purpose is to prevent water from seeping into your home and causing damage. When homes suffer from constant water intrusion, the degradation or corrosion of flashing is one of the most common causes.
Different types of flashing include copper, lead and other malleable materials like aluminum, galvanized steel, stainless steel, and zinc alloy. Roofers may employ softer materials too, such as rubber, because they prevent water infiltration just as well.
The Dangers of Damaged Roof Flashings
When your roof’s flashing fails, leaks will spring up and cause subsequent water damage. Common trouble areas include parts of the roof as edges, valleys and junctions. You’ll need to proceed with roof repair as soon as possible to prevent water from wreaking havoc on your interior.
Thankfully, most roof flashings are easy to repair. Still, you should never attempt DIY repairs. Keep in mind that roofers attain their status because have the necessary training and licensing on top of a wealth of experience to draw from.
3JM Exteriors, Inc. provides superior roof repair services. We give true value for your money because your home is worth it. Our service area covers multiple cities in Illinois, including Barrington, Northbrook and Woodridge. Call us today at (630) 985-6494 to schedule a free, no-obligation inspection.