Tile roofing systems are used throughout the world and they are quite popular in Florida as well. These are roofs that are known to last between 25-50 years on average if they are well maintained and installed. In order to access the greatest lifespan out of your tile roof, you need to consider areas where your roof may be lacking. Here are some of the best ways that you can inspect areas of your roof for missing flashing and enhance its lifespan!
Roof flashing is designed to keep the underlayment on your roof dry. The water flowing across the tile will break down underlayment and shorten up the lifespan. If the flashing is taken out of an area or damaged, this can lead to a roof starting to leak even after just a few short years.
Areas of a Roof That Need Flashing
Where a roof meets a chimney or wall, you will need to install flashing properly. It will also require installation around vent pipes, skylights, roof vents and headwalls. The pitch and transition on a roof will also require flashing installation support.
Adding extra flashing to your roof may require extra costs with installation, but you can save some extra money in the long run by reducing repairs. Flashing can prevent a number of serious leaks and protect your underlayment.
Mistakes With Flashing
Flashing is a critical component for a roof and using poor quality flashing can often lead to problems later on with a roofing system. Working with a roofing contractor that knows about the best type of flashing is important!
Poor flashing installation across vent pipes and chimneys will also compromise the integrity of the system. A wider flashing across these vent pipes and chimneys will lead to better results. Narrow installs on flashing will also lead to the system becoming compromised quickly. A wider flashing installation leads to greater protection as roofing materials expand and contract.
If you are interested in learning more about flashing for your roof, contact us today!
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing, one of the best roofing companies in St Petersburg FL. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. A Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.