Roof valleys and intersections where different parts of a roof meet are prone to build-up of run-off water and moisture, which leads to the weakening integrity of your roof. This can eventually cause leaks that will damage the interior of your home. At All American Home Improvement Inc, we have decades of roofing experience and know when roof-flashing needs to be installed and the signs that it needs to be repaired. If you are looking to having a roof flashing repair or looking to install a new roof, you need experts who can handle both. Give us a call at (516) 986-3979 to talk about roof flashing repair in Long Island and Farmingdale, NY.
Roof Flashing Types
Chimney Flashing is located where the roof and the chimney meet, keeping moisture from building up in these vulnerable areas. You can also look into getting step flashing up the side of the chimney, and saddle flashing at the top to protect all areas of your chimney. We can also add caulk to the tops of the flashing to make sure that moisture doesn’t sneak behind them.
Continuous Flashing runs along the joint connecting a vertical wall and a sloped roof. This helps protect this vulnerable section of the roof from water damage and impact damage.
Drip Edges are installed on the corner of your roof and redirect water off of your roof. This helps protect the soffit and the fascia, ensuring that they do not sustain water damage.
Skylights typically have their own flashing installed but they can be reinforced with flashing along the outside curbs and base of the skylight.
Step Flashing is a series of right-angled metal pieces that help protect the area where the roof meets sidewalls, chimneys, and skylights. Step Flashing is usually worked in with the shingles, giving it extra padding of protection, and its vertical edged are usually capped or caulked, to make sure that water doesn’t get behind it.
Valley Flashing is a w shaped flashing that runs along the valleys of the roof, and is installed on the building’s felt before the roof is installed.
Vent Pipe Flashing is placed over flues and pipes, ensuring that water doesn’t sneak underneath to the roof. It is cone-shaped with a flared base that is installed underneath the shingles.
How Do I Know That My Flashing Needs To Be Replaced?
There are a lot of different indicators that can help you decide if you need to replace your roof flashing. If you notice that there are major dents in your flashing caused by debris or hail, or if you are noticing a constant battle with leaks, then it is time to get your flashing replaced. Leaks caused by flashing can lead to water damage in your home, destroy your shingles, and cause mold and mildew to grow.
If you are getting a new roof installation you should look into replacing your roof flashing as well. During our estimate, All American Home Improvement Inc will be able to tell if we can salvage your old flashing and reuse it on your new roof, though we usually recommend having it replaced. The reason we suggest this is because nailing down old flashing can cause damage to it, causing another repair to be done soon after the new installation of your roof. We also want to ensure that your new roof is reinforced with the proper flashing, to ensure that no damage occurs to your new roof, which can shorten its life-span.
Choosing to replace your flashing is a guaranteed way to ensure the safety and the longevity of your roof. The flashing was designed to help keep water and debris from causing damage to the most vulnerable parts of your roof, namely where sections intersect. Water damage or impact damage can lead to leaks, which will lead to even bigger problems if the problem persists or isn’t corrected. If you notice that you are having the same problems popping up, and you have already looked into having repairs, it may be time to consider a replacement flashing. Though more costly, it can help save your family in the long-run. Call us today at (516) 986-3979 to talk to an expert roofer to help determine the status of your roof flashing in Long Island and Farmingdale, NY.
Roof Flashing Repair And Installation
No matter your roof style, the experts at All American Home Improvement Inc will be able to help you find and install the perfect roof flashing to meet your needs. We are dedicated into maintaining the integrity of your roof, and installing the right roof flashing will help keep your roof healthy and increase its life-span. If you would like a free estimate or have further questions, you can call (516) 986-3979 in Long Island and Farmingdale, NY to speak with our roofers.