This time of year, the weather in the Pacific Northwest gets rainier than usual. And, having a fireplace or stove is a nice feature to have in your home. Not only do they provide heat in the cold evenings, they provide your home with a cozy, inviting environment. However, fireplaces and stoves require a chimney to vent the fumes and smoke. This means there is flashing on your roof around the chimney, which means having high-quality flashing and other roofing materials is important.
Over time, your roofing materials are damaged by the sun, wind and rain. This means your home may have cracks and leaks that you haven’t noticed before. If your roof is aging and more than 10 years old, it is time to have your roof inspected again for problem areas, giving your roof a longer life span. One of the most likely areas in need of repair is around the chimney and vents. An inspection can confirm the flashing is failing where the chimney or vents and roof meet.
What Is Flashing?
Flashing is the sheet metal used on roofs to seal spaces between your roof’s structure and the roof’s openings, like the chimney, plumbing vents, skylight, and valleys. It’s important for these spaces to be sealed so that water and pests don’t damage your roof and make a home in your attic.
When Flashing Repairs Are Necessary
When the chimney flashing becomes rusted, damaged, or goes missing, it could mean trouble for you and your home. The flashing may be damaged when a severe storm comes through and all that wind, rain, snow and ice impacts your roof. Flashing can also be damaged by leaves and debris left on your roof or intense sun. Damaged and missing flashing can result in leaks, which cause water damage. If water damage occurs to the roofing structure, the attic, or the interior parts of your home, it is going to compromise their integrity. If you notice any of these issues, the best thing you can do is contact Guardian professional roofing services for help. We will inspect the flashing present and determine if repairs are possible or if the flashing needs to be replaced.
Benefits Of Preventative Maintenance
Just like every other component of your roof, the flashing around your chimney and vents needs to be inspected and repaired regularly. When you have your Guardian roofing experts inspect your roof and perform regular maintenance, you can feel confident they will inspect the flashing along with the rest of your roof and make repairs when needed. This is going to prevent more serious issues that may occur if this maintenance never occurs. Your Guardian roofing professional will also let you know if there are any other issues with your roof and ensure they are repaired in a timely manner.
Don’t hire just any roofing service. It’s important to find a quality service provider who is going to be able to provide the inspection and repair or replacement services needed. Over time, making this investment is going to pay off and help ensure your roof can stand up to the elements and that all the components are working properly. Our professional roofing experts diagnose the problem and provide quality roofing repair services
Guardian Roofing recommends that your roof be inspected at least once a year. Doing this, and investing in a regular maintenance program, can prolong the life of your roof, give you the peace of mind, and prevent damage to your home.
When your home is ready for a new roof, repairs, or maintenance, you need a reliable, dependable roof repair company. You count on you roofing contractor to keep your home safe and dry. Guardian Roofing is committed to providing top-quality service, professionalism and workmanship.