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There are several factors in determining the cost of a new roof, such as location, size, and style. This is why we offer our clients free estimates as well as free property and storm damage inspections. Prrotect Roofing will also walk you through the insurance maze to restore your property to its pristine condition.

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Yes! We’re happy to be a part of your new build and to help start your project off on the right foot!

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Yes! From routine maintenance to full exterior replacement, our team is here to ensure that your investment, and your residents, are prrotected.

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We are proud to work with homeowners and real estate agents whenever a building inspection is needed. Our team will identify problem areas and provide a complete report of our findings upon completion.

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The best time to build a roof is when you need one! While current weather is a factor in outdoor jobs, there is never a bad time to build, repair, or replace a roof. Our first step is to identify any existing problems to determine when the repair should be completed. The materials involved will also factor into the project’s timeline (e.g., asphalt shingles require +40°F whereas a flat roof can be installed or repaired at any temperature). Our team is prepared to work as needed to resolve your issue. Whether it’s to fix ice-damming in the winter or repairing a leak before the next summer storm, Prrotect Roofing is ready for the job.

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Yes! Whether your roof needs routine maintenance or you’re wanting to upgrade your siding with a new look, Prrotect Roofing can help! We’ll take on repairs, replacements, upgrades, new builds, and more! Our team is proud to take on the work that keeps your home prrotected.

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Mastering the Basics: How To Check and Maintain Roof Flashing

December 06, 20233 min read

Everything You Need To Know About Roof Flashing

Roof flashing might not be the star of the show, but it plays a crucial role in keeping your home watertight. In this comprehensive guide brought to you by Prrotect Roofing, your trusted St. Louis roofing company serving Chesterfield, Wildwood, Maryland Heights, St. Charles, O'Fallon, Manchester, and the greater St. Louis areas, we'll explore the importance of roof flashing, how to check it, and the key steps for maintaining this often overlooked yet vital component of your roof.

Understanding Roof Flashing:

Roof flashing is a thin material, usually made of metal, that is installed at critical points on your roof to direct water away from vulnerable areas. These areas include intersections, valleys, chimneys, vents, and skylights. The purpose of flashing is to create a water-resistant barrier, preventing leaks and water damage to your home.

How To Check Your Roof Flashing:

  • Inspect Regularly: Regular inspections, ideally twice a year, are essential. Look for signs of wear, rust, or damage.

  • Check Seals: Examine the seals around flashing points. Ensure they are intact and have not deteriorated.

  • Look for Rust: Rust is the enemy of metal flashing. Check for any signs of rust and address them promptly to prevent further deterioration.

  • Examine Caulking: If your flashing involves caulking, inspect it for cracks or gaps. Reapply caulking as needed to maintain a watertight seal.

  • Assess Attachment: Check how well the flashing is attached to the roof and other structures. Loose flashing can be a gateway for water.

Maintaining Roof Flashing:

  • Clean Debris: Remove any debris that has accumulated around the flashing. Debris can trap water and accelerate deterioration.

  • Clear Gutters: Clogged gutters can lead to water overflow, potentially compromising flashing. Keep gutters clear to ensure proper water drainage.

  • Trim Overhanging Branches: Overhanging branches can not only deposit debris on your roof but also rub against and damage flashing. Trim branches to a safe distance.

  • Address Moss and Algae: If you notice moss or algae growing on your roof, it's crucial to address it promptly. These organisms can degrade flashing over time.

Why Proper Flashing Maintenance Matters:

  • Preventing Leaks: Well-maintained flashing is your first line of defense against leaks. By redirecting water away from vulnerable areas, flashing ensures a watertight seal.

  • Extending Roof Lifespan: Flashing contributes to the overall integrity of your roof. Regular maintenance helps extend the lifespan of both the flashing and your roof.

  • Protecting Home Interiors: A compromised flashing can lead to water infiltration, damaging ceilings, walls, and insulation. Proper maintenance safeguards your home's interiors.

Your roof is only as strong as its weakest link, and often, that link is the flashing. By understanding how to check and maintain roof flashing, you take a proactive step in preserving the integrity of your roof. Prrotect Roofing is here to guide you through this process, ensuring your roof stands strong against the elements in Chesterfield, Wildwood, Maryland Heights, St. Charles, O'Fallon, Manchester, and the greater St. Louis areas.

For expert roofing services and personalized care, contact Prrotect Roofing today!

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