FLASHING MAINTENANCE KEEPS WATER FROM YOUR ROOF

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Home maintenance tips often start by focusing on the roof. Add checking your roof’s flashing to your maintenance list, as the flashing is what keeps water from penetrating the roof and causing leaks. Your roof may have more than one of the small strips of metal flashing depending on how complicated your roof line.

Look at every place where the roof edges come together to find flashing. You want to ensure the metal looks sound and is firmly attached to the roof, and that there are no signs of damage. Be sure to look for flashing around chimneys and ensure the gutters are attached and that the roof hangs over them. These little tips will help your roof last longer and will keep out any unwanted leaks.