Flashing maintenance and repair can make a difference between a home that’s properly secured and protected against the elements and one that will require thousands of dollars worth of interior repairs and remodeling over time. Why is flashing so important? Let’s take a closer look and try to provide a valid explanation.
Roof flashing is designed to seal off any of the cracks and joints of your roofing system after it was installed. If your home has a lot of skylights, a large chimney and many areas where the roof meets the wall, this can be a big issue, since the importance of your siding will grow even more.
As a homeowner, it makes a lot of sense to inspect your siding on a regular basis to ensure there are no leaks, or more effectively hire a Parker roofing company to inspect for leaks. Failure to do so could lead to impaired structural integrity that will require you to pull out thousands of dollars for roof repair or even a partial replacement.
Get a roof inspection every now and again, or get up on a secure ladder on a dry sunny day, and inspect the flashing yourself. If small repairs are needed, don’t put them off, since they won’t cost as much as having to fix your flashing and repaint your walls after the next big hail or thunder storm.