What is Roof Flashing Repair?

Jul 01, 2022

Roof flashing is one of many elements of a home that you may not ever notice until it becomes damaged or degraded over time. Although it may be out of mind by virtue of being out of your sight, flashing plays a crucial role in protecting your home from the elements and preventing moisture-related damage from occurring in and beyond your attic. So, if a roofer determines that you need to have your flashing repaired, you don’t want to hesitate to have that done.

Bitumen asphalt roofing shingles and brick chimney pipe on a wooden house.

About Roof Flashing

Flashing is a rust-resistant piece of metal that’s formed specifically to help rainwater run safely off of your roof without seeping into areas that aren’t well-protected by the shingles—such as the spaces between a roof and its chimneys, skylights, and vents. It can either be nailed to your roof or secured in place with a sealant.

How Do I Know That My Roof Flashing Needs to Be Repaired?

There are several signs to look for that can help you understand what kind of shape your roof flashing is in. These include:

  • Water leaking into your home
  • Moldy or cracked roofing
  • Broken or missing shingles
  • Sagging, warped, or rusted gutters
  • Stained fascia or chimney bricks

How is Roof Flashing Repaired?

When part of your flashing is in good enough shape to still be effective, a roofer will try to save it if possible. However, sometimes large parts of flashing will have to be removed in order to complete the repair work. Due to the tricky nature of the procedure—which involves carefully lifting the shingles and examining the substructure for any signs of damage that would need to be repaired first—it’s best to leave this job to a professional.

Get Your Roof Flashing Fixed

At RoofRX, we specialize in roof flashing repair and all other types of roof repairs. Contact us today if you believe the roof flashing at your Oklahoma City-area home or business may need treatment from the doctors on the roof!