Roof flashing is the strip of material that’s installed on the areas of your roof that are usually susceptible to water leaks, such as the area around the bottom of the chimney. Whether it’s a residential roof repair or a commercial roof replacement, roof flashing is an important part of any roofing system.
When your roof starts showing signs of disrepair, you need to contact a roofing company to get an estimate to fix it. While most minor problems can be handled with quick fixes, major concerns like a full roof replacement will often require professional help. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes difficult to understand the details in the estimates.
Your roofing system is designed to withstand leaks, but it can be vulnerable at intersections where two or more roofing panels meet. Steep-pitched roofs will often carry at least two or more of these leak-prone areas. To address this issue, contractors will install flashing.