Are you noticing leaks or water spots on your ceiling? Seeing damage around skylights, chimneys, or siding? You may need roof flashing repair. Roof flashing is designed to protect any joints, angles, or corners on your roof from water penetration. Failed flashing puts your home at serious risk of water infiltration and damage, especially around skylights, chimneys, siding, sheathing, vent fans, and soil stacks. If you need roof flashing repair or replacement in Northern Virginia, call R.M. Banning today.
Top Quality Roof Flashing Services in Northern Virginia
Almost any water issues you have in your home can be traced back to improperly installed flashing. Unfortunately, building codes often have very little to say about flashing, and as a result, many roofing contractors in the area see it as an opportunity to cut corners (some don’t even know what proper flashing is!). At R.M. Banning, we believe your home is your most important investment, and we want to do everything we can to help protect it. Our Virginia roofing experts take great care to ensure your flashing is properly installed to prevent water infiltration from damaging your home.
Whether your home’s flashing was improperly installed from the get-go or it has been damaged or torn out by bad storms, call R.M. Banning – we provide flashing installation, repair, and replacement in Northern Virginia to help protect your home from leaks and water damage year-round. Call us today!
What is roof flashing?
Never heard of roof flashing? You’re not alone – as we mentioned, some roofing contractors don’t even have a firm handle on the basics of flashing.
Flashing is made up of thin pieces of sheet metal designed to prevent water from leaking into your home from an angle, joint, or anywhere else where the roofing material isn’t continuous. Flashing can be exposed (aluminum, copper, galvanized steel, etc.) or concealed (sheet metal or synthetic waterproofing material). Flashing is commonly seen on roofs, where is it placed around any discontinuities as well as objects that come up out of the roof, such as pipes, chimneys, or even the edges of other roofs. On the roof, flashing is used to deflect water away from seams or joints. That said, different types of flashing can be found throughout the exterior of the house:
- Wall flashing – embedded in walls, wall flashing directs water that has gotten into the wall back outside. It can also be used to prevent water from ever getting in. Wall flashing is usually found along interruptions in the wall, such as windows and points of structural support.
- Sill flashing – concealed flashing placed under windowsills and door thresholds, sill flashing prevents water from entering a wall at those points.
- Base flashing – found along the base of walls, base flashing usually incorporates through-wall flashing with weep holes to allow water to escape. Base flashing can be installed at the building grade or the point where the roof intersects the wall.
If you need flashing services in Northern Virginia, including installation, repair, or replacement, contact R.M. Banning today!
At R.M. Banning, we provide roof flashing repair in:
Alexandria, Annandale, Aquia, Arlington, Ashburn, Bristow, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, Dale City, Dulles, Dumfries, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fort Belvoir, Franconia, Gainesville, Great Falls, Haymarket, Independent Hill, Lake Ridge, Linton Hall, Lorton, Manassas, Manassas Park, McLean, Montclair, Mount Vernon, Newington, Nokesville, Oakton, Occoquan, Reston, Springfield, Stafford, Sterling, Triangle, Tysons Corner, Vienna and Woodbridge