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Flashing is a very necessary part of your roofing system. It helps direct water flow around openings on your roof so that it doesn’t seep into your home. Water that enters into your home can cause damage to not only the structure but the roofing materials as well as your walls, ceilings, insulation, etc. It can even cause health hazards by creating excessive moisture that leads to mold issues.
Dormer windows are a beautiful addition to your home. They actually have walls and a roof just like the main construction of your home. Because your roof has been penetrated to set these windows in, just like a skylight or plumbing vent, they are in need of flashings on every side to keep water from running into your home. These flashings, as are all flashings on your roof, need to be properly maintained. If they have been compromised in any way, there is a danger of water leaks.
Having the beauty of dormer windows comes with responsibility and that is inspections. The first part of roofing maintenance is overall inspection inside and out. You need to be sure there are no leaking or stains around the windows or any wood rot on the trim. Part of the inspection is going up on the roof to check the flashing and determine if everything is in order from the flashing itself to the caulk used.
In these cases it is always best to consult a roofing specialist like the ones at Ronningen Roofing. We service areas such as Plainview, Minnesota and have been in business since 1998. We have the knowledge to determine the source of the leak whether it is the roof itself or the flashing. Our roofers follow all safety procedures while working on your roof so no further damage is done. We will take the time to answer all your questions and discuss what needs to be done to make sure your home is safe and secure for you and your family.
Call us for a free estimate to determine what will work best for you.
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