Roof Flashing and Water Penetration Problems

Both residential and commercial roofing systems make use of flashing to protect against water penetration. Flashing is typically made from strips of galvanized metal, like zinc or aluminum. These are placed on the edges of your roof, the joints where two roofing sections meet, or the area around roof accessories like dormers, solar tubes or chimneys. These areas are the usually the most prone to water penetration and need flashing to prevent all sorts of problems

Water Penetration Problems

Like many parts of your home, flashing strips do not last forever. Eventually they will need to be replaced. Unfortunately, during the months or days before the end of its estimated service life, your flashing can be prone to a number of different problems. Let our experts at Sully-Jones Roofing walk you through the most common causes of flashing failure and give you tips on how to handle this type of trouble.

The Number One Problem

Water is the number one cause of roof repair and replacement for both residential and commercial systems. It’s particularly problematic when it seeps into the wooden support beams that make up the internal structure of your roof. Preventing water penetration problems is the primary purpose of installing adequate flashing on your roof.

Can You Ignore Leaks?

Leaks are already a serious roofing issue on their own. However, they are also a common symptom of major roofing troubles. As soon as you see the first signs of leakage in your roof, it’s best to contact your local roofing company immediately.

Flashing Installation

Installing flashing strips on your roof should be left to commercial and residential roof replacement professionals. You should never attempt to DIY flashing as it could lead to more problems further down the road.

At Sully Jones Roofing, we can keep your roof safe from water penetration with the right flashing products and installation. Give us a call at (619) 444-0150 or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection of your roof and flashing, and request a free estimate on roofing services today. We serve homeowners in San Diego and other surrounding communities in CA.