Roof Flashing Issues and Leaks

As one of the few contractors in Wichita that offer workmanship warranty from 5,10, and 15 years we pride our selves on using the proper underlayment, flashings and metal components to match the life of the shingle.  You can have the best roof in the world but if you don't mirror the other components of the roof it won't matter, the roof system will fail and not last as long as the roof should.

Dead Pan Area

This area takes on a lot of water from three different roof slopes.  It is tucked under siding and difficult to remove and replace.  We see many leaks from situations like this even when the roof has replaced the flashings and pan areas are reused and concern for leaks down the road.  During any roofing project ask what flashings are being replaced or being reused.

Davinci Roof Fail

Davinci roofs are a great product and should last 40 to 50 years.  Many of the issues we see with high-end roofs are because roofers are not using the proper underlayment or not replacing chimney flashings.  In this instance they use a pvc rubber plumbing pipe flashing that will not last the life of the roof and reused the hvac base flashing that has been on the house since the house was built.  A really good question to always ask, do the other components and accessories match the level of the roof that is being installed?

Roofing Flashing and skylights

From eve to rake flashing, new skylight flashings and tops, and specialty flashings, everywhere there is a penetration or edge of the roof there is a vulnerability for a roof leak, and special attention to detail must be taken.  We see corners cut every day on eve metal, valley metal, pipe flashings to help get the job done faster and for less cost to the contractor.  The problem is, every corner cut is going to cost the contractor and the homeowner more in the long run.

(316) 655-9777

(316) 264-1511

1835 N Ohio Ave, Wichita, KS 67214, USA

©2017 by Douglas Fry Roofing, Inc.