Water coming through your tile roof can lead to ruined ceilings, damaged insulation, rotten decking, and other water damages. Water damage could require you to replace sheetrock, carpet, and more. Roof tiles can be susceptible to leaks caused by various problems depending on the installation workmanship, the quality of the tile itself, top flashing, maintenance, and age. Typically, the way the leak is repaired will differ depending on the actual cause of the issue.
What Causes Leaks at Valleys
Installing top flashing offers numerous advantages compared to other types of flashing available on the market, such as aluminum, lead, steel, or copper. Top flashing will effectively protect your tile roof from leaks in addition to being environmentally friendly and quick, hassle-free installation. Top flashing works well on virtually all flashing applications, offering durability and weather resistance.
How to Fix Leaky Roof Flashing
Most roofers will simply rely on sealants to waterproof difficult transitions; such as walls, plumbing stacks, or valley returns. As a result, sealants dry out and crack after a few years. So, while you believe your roof is performing well, the roof is slowly leaking with each rain causing havoc. Even when most roofers repair leaks, they again rely on sealants as waterproofing. In just a few years, the same leak is back.
Kelly Roofing uses the same techniques used in roofing for hundreds of years, when craftsmanship was desired and where roofs last 50+ years. Installing proper transition flashings using metal or flexible metal in these troublesome and high water volume areas is the correct way to fix a leaking roof. Using long-lasting materials ensures they will not break down from the exposure to sun or excess water flow.
Additionally, you should ensure your roof is inspected and/or maintained regularly to help it last up to twice as long. The most common areas to install flashing are around skylights, ridges, valleys, chimneys, and roof penetrations. Typically, flashing is the last line of defense before water damage.
If you notice leaks in your tile roof flashing, Kelly Roofing has you covered. As a local roofing contractor, we’ve been repairing tile roofing in South Florida for several years. Contact us today to learn more about our tile roofing services or to get a free estimate.