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Common Flashing Installation and Repair Mistakes

Roofs need regular maintenance and prompt repairs to extend their lifespan and improve their overall performance. However, there are times when roofing repairs can go wrong. Flashing installation and repair mistakes are among the most common issues. Fortunately, these can be avoided by hiring a professional to do the job. 

Here are the most common flashing installation and repair mistakes that can put your roof at risk.

Improper Flashing Installation

Flashing is a thin metal sheeting used to direct water away from the seams and joints around your roof. It is mainly found around chimneys and other protrusions where water can potentially collect and cause leaks. Installing flashing on your own can be risky, especially if you do not have the experience needed to properly secure them. DIY flashing installation can make your roof susceptible to leaks and other moisture-related problems. A professional roofer, on the other hand, will know how to properly install flashing and repair your roof.

Opting for a DIY Repair

Repairing the roof yourself might sound like a good idea to save money. But unless you have the experience needed and know exactly what you’re doing, you’re just putting your roofing system at risk of further damage. Leaks, structural issues and other major roofing concerns are too complex for a DIY patch job. Apart from that, going up on your roof and doing everything on your own is very dangerous since you’re going to be carrying heavy equipment in a section of your roof that is potentially unstable.

Why You Should Leave It to Pros

Roofs are complex structures that need specific repairs and maintenance. Although there are minor issues that can be dealt with through DIY repairs, it is still best to have professionals do the job for you. They can properly assess, repair, replace and maintain your roof for you, saving you money in the long run. Furthermore, hiring them to perform flashing installation and repair will keep you safe from accidents.

Looking for a reputable roofer who can help with your residential or commercial roofing concerns? Jack The Roofer is the contractor for you. We specialize in cedar, slate, asphalt and concrete tile roofs. Request an estimate today by calling us at (720) 722-2255 or filling out our contact form. We serve homeowners and businesses in Denver, CO, and the surrounding areas.