What Does Roof Flashing Do and Why Do You Need It?

While well-designed roof flashing might enhance your home’s appearance and appeal, it has a far more important role to play in keeping your home from succumbing to water damage. Roof flashing is made from materials that are able to withstand the flow of water quite easily and be fashioned into forming an ideal waterproof seal.

The most crucial role of your home’s flashing installation is to prevent water from flowing through the cracks formed between your roof and chimney, as well as other installations that might have disrupted the roof’s structure when they were installed.

Your flashing can also prevent long term and short term damage through leaks that could form here. Damaged or improperly installed flashing would allow leaks to form that can then lead to rotting underlayment and even the need to replace your roof or conduct some expensive repair work.

Also, there is a good chance that leaks could damage your attic, as well as your ceiling and walls. In the short term, you might need new interior paint work, and in the long run, your house may require extensive repair.

As you can see, flashing is remarkably important when it comes to maintaining the value and structural integrity of your home. With good flashing, your roof and your entire property will need far less maintenance and fewer repairs than otherwise.

To schedule a roofing inspection to see if your roof is working effectively to protect your home, look to expert El Paso roofers from PB Roofers.