Without The Flashing
The missing flashing on this house left the house vulnerable to animal intrusions and rain and snow. Cleaning up the damage and putting the flashing back on and making all the edges sealed and water proofed makes everything look brand new
Roof flashing is a thin metal material, usually galvanized steel, that roofers install to direct water away from certain areas, walls, chimneys, roof valleys and wherever the roof plane meets a vertical surface of your roof. It’s a crucial roofing material that every roof needs to have. Water should run down the side of the flashing and be directed to the shingles instead of finding its way into the roof deck.
High winds have ripped the shingles off of the roof because they didn’t use enough nails.
This customer just had this roof installed and just because the vapor barrier wasn’t installed, the whole roof needs to be redone. The company saved themselves 20 dollars and cost the customer thousands in damages..
On this flat roof, the contractor did not seal the edges and so the water proofing is not complete. Roof sealants not only cover roof leaks but they also provide a protective layer to prevent water and sunlight penetration. These sealants come in many forms, including liquid in a paint can, liquid in a spray can, liquid in a caulk gun, and an adhesive tape. They’re also made of a variety of materials, including rubber and polyurethane.