Flashing Repair Bloomington IL

Is Your Roof’s Flashing Still Able To Do The Job?

You probably don’t give much thought to the flashing on your roof – but if the day comes when you have to place a bucket on the floor to catch the drips when it rains, you’ll wish you’d given your roof flashing more thought. Talk to Popejoy Roofing if you think you need flashing repair in Bloomington IL.

A roof with flashing is seen. For Flashing Repair in Bloomington IL, call Popejoy Roofing.

What Is Roof Flashing?

Roof flashing is an important part of your roof and is designed to keep water from getting through vulnerable areas of your roof. Typically, flashing is made from metal, such as galvanized steel, aluminum or copper. You’ll see it in places where the roof intersects with vertical surfaces, where transitions occur, or where the roof is interrupted by a vent or toilet stack.

How Do You Know If Your Flashing Is In Good Repair?

Regular inspections and maintenance are essential in order to ensure your roof remains in good repair and able to protect you from water leaks. If you’re able to get a good view of your roof from the yard – or if you have a drone that you can use – take a look.

  • Can you see any visible damage, such as rust, cracks, corrosion or missing pieces. Damaged flashing can’t do the job it’s meant to do and may let water in.
  • Are there any loose or lifting pieces of flashing? If so, it’s important to arrange for it to be reattached or replaced.
  • Is the sealant that is supposed to bond the flashing to the roof worn or cracking? If so, it probably is no longer providing adequate waterproofing.
  • If you can’t get a good visual on your flashing, or if you’re unsure of what you see, call Popejoy Roofing for a professional inspection.
A roof with flashing is seen. For Flashing Repair in Bloomington IL, call Popejoy Roofing.

What Should I Do If My Flashing Requires Repair?

This is not a good job for a do-it-yourselfer unless you already have roofing skills and safety equipment. Precautions are always vital when working on a roof. It’s important to use fall protection and proper ladders. You need to understand the complexity of cutting and shaping metal flashing and property sealing joints. Metal snips, sealant and a caulking gun are required. Incorrect installation may lead to water leaks, roof damage and costly repairs. It’s really a job for an experienced professional roofer. Plus, if your roof is still under warranty, a flashing repair not done to manufacturer specifications may void it.

What Is The Lifespan Of Roof Flashing?

This can vary according to the material used. It also matters how well it was installed, how well it’s maintained and the weather conditions in your area. Metal flashing, such as galvanized steel, aluminum, copper or lead, if properly installed and maintained, can last as long as 50 years. (Lead is used less often today because of environmental concerns.) However, some rubber, plastic and PVC flashing might last only five-15 years.

Are You Ready For A Professional To Repair Your Flashing?

If you need help with flashing repair in Bloomington IL, turn to the roofing professionals you can trust to provide you with an honest evaluation, a fair estimate and top-notch work. Call Popejoy Roofing at 217-600-2464.