Some storms are severe enough that even if your roof looks fine, you’ll want to get an inspection just to make sure. But your roof can sustain hidden damage after any storm. Learning how to look for signs of hidden damage can help you decide when to call a roofing contractor even if the storm was relatively minor.
Flashing is a crucial part of your roof, but it is frequently overlooked. Many people do not realize that the roof consists of jointed segments where water could enter the house if it was given the option, especially near vent pipes and chimneys. If you have noticed problems with your flashing, you might have a lot of questions. This guide will answer some of those questions so you can decide what to do next.
Roof shingles do much of the heavy lifting for preventing leaks. However, shingles alone can’t prevent all water from seeping inside. For this reason, flashing is also used to help redirect water and/or simply provide better protection against water. If you would like to better care for your roof and reduce the risk of leaks and repairs, check out the answers to these four common questions about flashing.