Protect your home with roof flashing repair in Oklahoma City, OK. Call Covenant Roofing at 405-720-6200 to set up an appointment or a free estimate of damages.
What is Roof Flashing?
Roof flashing joins your roof with other parts of the home, like the chimney or pipe vents. As these components pass through the roof, they create a small gap vulnerable to water. Roofers will install flashing, usually made from metal, across these gaps. You will also see flashing at any joints or seams between different roofing components. Flashing benefits immensely from expert installation. Sub-par flashing will allow the passage of water, as will damaged or aged flashing.
Because metal flashing reacts to moisture, it’s important to keep up with repairs and regular checks. As flashing ages, it can begin to rust. Pests such as rodents and squirrels may also damage flashing. Just like a roof, your flashing will need repair or replacement after a while.
Sunshine is roof flashing’s biggest enemy. Most flashing is made of metals like zinc, aluminum, and copper. After time in the hot Oklahoma sun, metals will start to detach from cement adhesive. They’ll also begin to crack, which is when water gets into your home. Many homeowners experience the following due to damaged flashing:
- Mold – Moisture will seep into the home and tight spaces. It can be tricky to track down mold growing inside the wall or along the sides of the chimney.
- Leaks – The cracks and breakages in bad flashing will let water flow right into your home during a rainstorm. Unfortunately, most homeowners won’t see the signs of the leak until long after water has pooled and done damage in the attic.
If you’ve found mold or roof leaks with no obvious culprit like missing shingles, you can possibly blame your flashing. Since flashing is difficult to see from ground level, it becomes important to schedule regular inspections from a qualified team like Covenant Roofing. Our expert roofers will fully inspect flashing, along with all areas of your roof, for signs of leaks and damage.
Covenant Roofers can also install and repair roof flashing. We’ll tell you all about the range of superior flashing materials to choose from. With superior materials and installation, you will have fewer problems with your flashing in the future.
Trustworthy roofing contractors are available to repair your roof flashing. Covenant workers take pride in honest work for homeowners. Get affordable roof flashing repair in Oklahoma City, OK. For any questions or to schedule service, call us today at 405-720-6200.