Professional Flashing Repair Services
For Ottawa Homeowners
Worn Flashing Is Your
Roof’s Worst Enemy
Few roofing failures can cause as much damage to your home’s interior than leaky flashing. Instead of protecting your home, worn flashing can become a conduit sending water deep into your home’s interior.
The structural damage resulting from such a leak can cost you tens of thousands of dollars before you even know it’s there.
And since flashing is one of the most popular ways for unscrupulous roofers to cut costs, bad flashing is everywhere.
Flashing is responsible for protecting the weak points of your roof from developing water leaks. It can be found anywhere your roof abuts a vertical surface, like a chimney, wall, or penetrating vent.
The slightest failure can cause a leak into the interior of your home. So, when we inspect your roof for flashing failures, we do so with the utmost attention to detail.
We lift shingles and get low to check for insufficient or missing step flashing. We then make sure there is a proper leak barrier, which is essential for keeping water from running sideways and onto your roof decking. Another thing on our list is to check for any cracks in the caulking and flashing material.
We know how important flashing is to the lifespan of your roof (and home), so we take our time to ensure we find every weakness in your roof’s flashing and offer the proper solutions.
Some roofing companies will reuse your old, worn-out flashing – but not Firon Roofing.
At Firon Roofing, we replace any flashing that has lost its structural integrity. But if the issue is merely worn caulk, we are comfortable with simply pulling away the old caulk and laying a new line of high-quality caulking.
At times, we will run into flashing that was just poorly executed. Instead of trying to force it into working, we’ll take the time to install new flashing using the proper methods and materials, including placing an ice and water shield where needed.
Lasting Results You’ll Love
Our modern methods and materials give you flashing that will stand up to all kinds of weather for decades to come – and look great in the bargain!
We only use powder-coated metal sheeting for our flashing and are careful to use a colour that matches your home’s look. Gone are the days of hideous-looking flashing falling apart after only ten or so years.
We also aren’t stingy with the ice and water shield. We always put it where it’s needed, especially where other companies tend to foolishly trust in flashing alone.
We don’t operate on “good enough” principles. Instead, we live by the principle that if it can fail – it will. So we refuse to ever leave room for failure.
The result, of course, is flashing that you can trust for decades.
Don’t Let Roof Leaks Become Roof
Even small roof leaks can lead to major trouble. If you live or own property in the Greater Ottawa Area and are concerned about your shingled roof, don’t wait until it’s too late! Contact us at Firon Roofing for a free quote for roof repair or replacement today.