We all know that we have shingles on our roof. Most homeowners know about the underlayment and a few other parts of their roofing system. However, one that’s not talked about enough is one that is the reason for many leaks and that is your roof flashing.
What is Flashing?
This part of your roofing system is essential in keeping water out of your roof. During a roof replacement, we install metal flashing around all roof protrusions where the element connects to the roof. This includes:
Properly installed roof flashing goes underneath the shingles and helps protect the area from roof leaks. However, flashing needs a little help so it can best do its job. That helps comes in the form of a sealant around the top of the flashing, usually a silicon-based material.
If It’s Usually Metal, Why Does it Leak?
Properly installed metal roof flashing rarely leaks. However, the sealant degrades over time which is how water gets in. Sometimes roofers use a rubber or plastic flashing. Neither of those lasts as long as metal and both are more susceptible to cracking and holes. Flashing sealant maintenance is one of the reasons we recommend roof maintenance for your home at least once a year. Having a roofing inspection to ensure that your roof’s flashing is properly sealed and protecting your home can save you a great deal on roof repair and home restoration.
Call Mobley Brothers Today
If you know you need roof leak repair, a roof replacement or aren’t sure if your flashing is still sealed, call Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation. With offices in both Lebanon and Knoxville, we service middle and east Tennessee. Call us today to schedule your appointment at (615) 645-4500 or (865) 248-2772 or fill out our contact form and the appropriate office will call you. We’re A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and highly rated by our customers.