Comprising several layers of sheet metal, roof flashing primarily serves to protect your home from leaks. This is the reason it’s usually fitted at the edges, breaks and joints of a roof. When the flashing is damaged or poorly installed, different problems involving your roof may occur. Wood components may rot and cement surfaces could form cracks.
That’s why it’s always important to keep your flashing in top shape.
Improper Installation of Valley Flashing
Valley flashing is a common cause of many problems. For this reason, you must pay more attention to it and make sure it’s properly installed. Roofing professionals usually recommend using a full three-foot-wide layer of ice and water membrane in the valley to make sure it functions correctly.
Not Using a Drip Edge
To ensure the best results, it’s vital to install a drip edge over the ice and water membrane used for the valley. If the said membrane is too short, a self-adhesive membrane can be used as an alternative. An experienced roof replacement specialist will wrap it first over the sheathing and onto the fascia, and then cover it with synthetic or felt overlay.
Not Hiring a Professional for the Job
Flashing works may seem easy enough to DIY, but such jobs need to be left in the hands of a professional. Small leaks, in particular, must be dealt with with a more expert and comprehensive approach, rather than a quick DIY fix, as getting to the bottom of the problem early on will provide the best solution. This is something only a skilled and experienced contractor can do.
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