With countless types of roofing materials on the market, it is hard to deny the durability of tile roofing. One of the areas where tile roofing can fail comes from improper installation. Tile roofing requires a proper flashing material and the right type of installation process to maintain its life expectancy. To ensure that your roof will last as long as possible, you will need to make sure the flashing is installed by a professional.
Why Flashing Is Important
Flashing is the material which is designed to secure the joints in your roof. Where your roof meets a chimney or wall, there’s going to be a flashing material used to seal up the joint. In order to prevent leaks from occurring in your roof, flashing needs to direct water away from the most vulnerable areas of your roof like the slopes, valleys and your gutter system. Adding flashing to your tile roof is essential. Here are some common mistakes with flashing.
Poor Quality Flashing
There are some roofers that will use a poor quality flashing material for roofing systems and this is usually to simply save time or to use material that’s on hand. Regular aluminum flashing will not be as effective as other types of flashing which are designed for tile.
Using Flashing That Is Too Narrow
Areas that are in need of flexible flashing or that are too narrow for flashing require special flashing that comes with flexibility. Choosing the right type of flashing that will change based off of the season and suit to fit the area is crucial.
Neglecting Chimneys And Vents
If vents and pipes are neglected with flashing, there will always be points where leaks can occur.
With the help of our company we can make sure that you get reliable flashing installation from a reputable roofing contractor. We want to deliver experienced results for your flashing installation. Contact us today to learn more.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Pinellas County roofing contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. A Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.