When Should You Replace The Roof Flashing?

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Here at All Weather Exteriors, we are aware of the significance of your roof. Most homeowners make a significant investment when installing new shingles, so it makes sense to safeguard the roof’s integrity for as long as possible.

Keeping your roof’s flashing in good working order and repairing it is an important part of proper maintenance. Flashing serves a single purpose: to stop water from getting into the holes in the roof. Most of the time, it pays to replace flashing because it is so inexpensive.

The term “flashing” is used to describe the thin sheets of metal that are attached to a joint or angle to prevent water from entering the room. Every homeowner must make a significant investment in restoring roof shingles.

Restoring all of the roof shingles usually saves you from having to reinstall your flashing. However, it’s possible that some sections will get more vital than ever. Additionally, choosing to reinstall each flashing section reduces the cost of replacing the roof.

Typically, every flashing should be replaced during a roof replacement. Before the lifespan of the new roof is up, the old flashing may start to fail. On the other hand, there are only a few circumstances in which we might choose to reuse flashing.

If you want to keep your home safe, dry, and protected, you need to keep your flashing in good shape. If water leaks from the area where the roof begins, ends or diverts and your flashing is several years old, it may need to be replaced. Despite the fact that some roofers may advise you to reuse the flashing, this is not always the most effective method. Nails that have been reused frequently do not re-enter the same holes, which may weaken the structure of the roof.

Which Flashing On My HOME Needs To Be Replaced?

You can find flashing everywhere in your house. If your roof is leaking, it is critical to locate the problem and address it as soon as possible. Protecting your roof’s vents are plastic or metal plumbing vent boots. Flashing is also found around chimneys, walls, dormers, and roof vents. Call a professional Winnipeg roofing company like All Weather Exteriors if your roof is leaking. We would be happy to inspect your roof and locate the issue.

Before deciding whether or not your roof flashing needs to be replaced, consider the following:

  • When was the previous flashing installed?
  • Was it set up correctly?
  • How often have you called professionals to fix your flashing?
  • What kind of repairs has been done to your flashing in the past?
  • Have you already reused your roof’s flashing?
  • Is your flashing looks like cheese? It could be because it has already been nailed down multiple times.

The best way to guarantee the durability and quality of your roof flashing is to have it replaced by a licensed Winnipeg roofing contractor, who will also ensure it is installed correctly.

Why You Should Have A Professional Repair Your Roof Flashing?

If you need to replace or repair your roof flashing, we recommend that you do so. Although it may appear to be a simple job, your newly installed or repaired flashing may experience the same issues as before.

Skill is required to properly install flashing. Your current flashing’s lifespan can be shortened by even stepping on it incorrectly. Additionally, professionals who are familiar with the appropriate nails, laps, and sealants should repair flashing. It may once again result in leaks if it is not repaired appropriately.

Also, there is a possibility of harm or injury whenever you go on your roof.  And, let’s be honest, you probably have better things to do with your time than fix your roof flashing. Here at All Weather Exteriors we only employ skilled journeyman roofers who are capable of carrying out your roof repairs professionally, safely, and promptly.

Give us a call if your roof is leaking or if you think it might be time to fix or replace your home’s flashing. We are experts in roof maintenance and would be happy to assist you in safeguarding one of your most valuable investments; your home.

Hire your local Winnipeg roofing contractor to Replace Your Roof 

For most homeowners, purchasing new flashing is a significant decision. So, it makes sense to get in touch with All Weather Exteriors, a reputable Winnipeg roofing company. We can assist you in selecting between flashing replacement and repair and provide you with the highest quality service you expect with our knowledge and experience. To get expert assistance right away, visit our website www.allweatherexteriors.ca or call us at 204.510.2959, or send us an email at info@allweatherexteriors.ca.

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