Professional Roofing And Flashing Repairs In Malvern
Everything You Should Know About Flashing
And Asphalt Roofing
Are you worried that your home may be at risk of water damage due to a failing roof on your Malvern home? Best Contracting can help.
We offer top-quality asphalt roofing, flashing, repair, and installation services.
Choosing the best materials will ensure you get the best results. Our roofing materials are of premium quality and made to last for decades.
Flashing helps seal the side walls and edge seams on your roof and prevents water from draining down into those areas. We are happy to inspect, repair, and replace your flashing to help increase the longevity of your roof.
What Is Flashing?
Flashing is metal that is shaped into strips and used to keep water from leaking into a home around chimneys or roof junctions.
Cracks and crevices are inevitable with any type of roofing, and when water moves or drains, it finds the quickest way to the ground.
Without proper flashings, water will leak into your home at edges where your roof often meets a side wall, such as brick, siding, stucco, or stone. Aluminum is an affordable option that is lightweight and easy to work with. It is durable and okay for short-term use, but over time, it corrodes.
This is more likely to occur when it comes in contact with treated wood, like the wood sometimes used to frame roofs. It’s a popular choice for many Malvern residential roofs, but it requires regular maintenance and repairs to protect the home properly.
Copper is more expensive than other types of flashing material, but it is the most durable. It doesn’t rust, and it won’t corrode if it comes in contact with treated wood or any other chemicals or metals. It isn’t very flexible and can be hard to maneuver in tight spaces.
PVC is lightweight and easy to work with. It’s also affordable and durable. It won’t corrode and can be positioned next to treated wood and metal. It is more susceptible to cracking and breaking than other materials and can become loose in strong winds.
Galvanized steel isn’t as durable or as strong as other materials, and it tends to break down fast when exposed to UV rays or strong winds. However, it is very affordable and fits well into most seams and creases.
How Does Flashing Protect My Roof
From Potential Leaks?
Flashing is installed around vertical structures on roofs or side walls, such as chimneys, skylights, brick, stucco, or stone. The crevices and creases around these structures makes it easy for water and debris to leak into the roof.
The flashing acts as a seal to block off the spaces and crevices, so the water can’t get through. Flashing also diverts the water to the drains so it won’t pool on the roof and lead to holes or weak spots.
How Can You Tell If Your Flashing Is Bad?
It’s not easy to tell if your flashing is bad. Sometimes, the damage is obvious, but other times, you won’t see the problem until it is too late.
A proper roof inspection from Best Contracting can show if the flashing is damaged as well as the severity of the damage. Some things an inspection can reveal include the items highlighted below.
Improper installation, water, or even hail can cause damage to your flashing that are easily noticeable upon inspection. The holes or damage can vary in size and usually worsen the longer they go unrepaired. Pests can also make holes in the flashing as they attempt to get inside your home.
Certain flashing materials are prone to rusting over time. Corrosion can also occur if the flashing is installed next to certain metals or treated lumber. When the flashing rusts, it becomes weak and more susceptible to holes and leaks.
It’s not uncommon for flashing to blow away or tear off in pieces. If you notice sections of your flashing are missing, it means the areas of your roof beneath it are at risk for water damage.
If flashing is damaged or broken, it will allow water to leak inside your home. You may notice brown spots or soft areas on your ceiling or water dripping down the walls.
For Premium Quality Flashing And Asphalt Roof Repairs,
Choose Best Contracting
For the best results, choose the best flashing for your Malvern asphalt shingle roof. Best Contracting offers excellent workmanship and premium materials. We pay close attention to every detail and communicate our progress throughout the entire project.