A properly installed roof flashing can prolong your home’s lifespan. This part of the roof is rarely noticed, yet it can play an essential part in the well-functioning of the entire roofing system, helping to waterproof your home.
Flashing refers to a thin element made of a waterproof material, which is used on specific parts of the roof that can offer the chance for water to get inside. Such areas may include windows, doors, the upper parts of foundation walls, etc. In short, flashings fulfill the purpose of covering gaps. As it is waterproof, it does not allow water to get inside the house through the seams.
Flashings need to be installed the right way by a skilled Dallas roofing contractor in order for them to work as they should. Or in case the flashing gets deteriorated by storm events or with the typical wear and tear, again, this important component no longer does its job and it needs to be fixed or replaced as soon as possible. When it gets damaged, a flashing ends up doing the exact opposite of what it should actually do, allowing water to get inside the house and, in fact, not allowing wet parts of the roof to dry out completely.