Roof Flashing Repair Mistakes That Can Put a Roof at Risk

The flashing is an important part of your roof. Composed of layers of sheet metal that fit along the joints, edges and breaks of your roofing system, the flashing serves to prevent water from infiltrating your roof and causing moisture damage that could compromise its structure. 

In this post, Winfield Builders, the pros in installing roofs and gutters, discusses the different flashing repair mistakes that can put your roofing system at risk.

Neglecting Flashing Repair

Having your roof inspected on a regular basis allows professionals to spot any damage to the system, including the flashing. Unfortunately, some homeowners tend to neglect flashing inspections or repairs, which allows underlying problems to go unaddressed and worsen. By having your roof regularly inspected and maintained, you can stamp out underlying problems with the flashing or any other roof component before they have a chance to get worse.

DIY Work

There’s a time and a place for DIY work; your roof is not it. Attempting to repair your own roof isn’t just hazardous; it can also cause further damage if you aren’t experienced. For instance, what you thought was a small leak may be hiding a larger problem or require a bigger fix that only professional roofers can handle. 

Improper Flashing Repairs

Taking the DIY route or hiring an untrustworthy roofer to repair your flashing can result in mistakes being made that can cause problems in the future. In constrast, a certified roofing professional will make sure that your flashing is repaired properly. With that in mind, hire only the best person to repair your roof flashing.

For assistance with your roof or windows, look no further than Winfield Builders. We are your leading provider of roofing and siding installation services. Give us a call at (301) 850-6560 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve homeowners in Spring, Rockville, Annapolis and other nearby areas in MD.

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