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WHEN TO REPLACE ROOF FLASHING




Roof flashing plays a crucial role in preventing leaks by protecting the most susceptible parts of your roof, such as corners, crevices, and the areas around chimneys, skylights, or vents. However, flashing can become damaged over time. Here are instances when it's necessary to replace your flashing to maintain your roof's integrity.


ROOF REPLACEMENT


It's advisable to replace the flashing when you're installing a new roof. If your roof and its flashing were installed simultaneously and are over a decade or two old, new flashing could greatly benefit you. Also, if a roof needs replacement due to damage from an event like a tree fall, it's wise to update the flashing at the same time. The cost of replacing flashing is minimal in the context of a full roof replacement but critical for ensuring the roof's long-term effectiveness.


DAMAGE TO FLASHING


Direct damage to the flashing itself is a clear indicator that a replacement is necessary. Damaged flashing compromises the roof's ability to keep water out, potentially leading to attic and interior home damage, including mold or mildew issues. Signs that your flashing needs replacing include:

  • Cracking or bending of the flashing

  • Corrosion or rust on the flashing

  • Pooled water on the roof

  • Interior water damage

  • Shingles that are curling

While major signs like water damage and pooling are more noticeable, minor issues like cracked or corroded flashing might not be as obvious to homeowners who don't frequently inspect their roofs. This underscores the importance of annual roof inspections by professionals who can identify and address minor problems before they escalate.


WE'RE HERE TO HELP


If you're in Joppa Maryland, Baltimore, Harford and nearby cities and states and need to replace your flashing, Maryland Roofing Company is ready to assist. With over 20 years of collective experience, we are committed to delivering high-quality workmanship. We support both residential and commercial clients with their roofing needs, from new installations and replacements to repairs. Trust in Williams Renovations LLC to handle your project with expertise. Contact us to discuss how we can assist you.



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