When it comes to a leak proof roof, roof flashings must be installed per manufacture’s guidelines and building code requirements.
Many roofing contractors do not know proper flashing installations and they commonly do not replace old roof flashings, which creates roof leaks and wood rod (and potential thousands of dollars of interior damage). Roof flashings should always be replaced when you replace your roof, and we at Larry L. Vaught Roofing know how to replace roof flashings the correct way.
Roof flashings is a broad term used to describe several components of a residential roof. So, lets break that term down. There are plumbing vent pipe flashings, flue vent pipe flashings, metal step flashings, and metal valley flashings. Fun fact; the metal valley flashing most roofing contractors install is purchased from large home improvement stores and often times the valley flashing they install does not meet strict building code requirements, which could result in your home being in violation of local code enforcement and leaving you on the hook for costly repairs. So make sure you hire the best roofing contractor who meets or exceeds building code required roof flashings.
Another issue Kansas City homeowners run into when they replace their roofs, step flashings installed on the exterior / outside of their siding. Per installation guidelines metal step flashings are to be installed behind siding. We can repair step flashings installed on the exterior of siding and repair roof leaks caused by improperly installed roof flashings. So make sure you hire the best roofing contractor who’s journeymen roofing crews know how to install step flashings, like Larry L. Vaught Roofing.