Chimney flashing is designed to keep water from penetrating the junction between the roof and the chimney surface. Tar as a replacement of metal flashing is not a correct procedure and not professional looking either, tar is considered temporary due to cold weather cracking. How to avoid this problem, make sure your roofing contractor is properly installing your new roof and its essentials as Balken Roofing installs as pictured in the two left pictures.
Roof Pipe Flashings
Roof pipes are designed to vent sewer gases from your home. If pipe boot flashings are not installed correctly water can penetrate your roof causing major leaks and expense. The pipe flashing is not designed to be installed directly over the shingles rather the top portion of flashing should be installed under the shingles and the bottom portion should be fastened over top of shingles so rain water can flow properly as Balken Roofing installs on the left.
Skylights & Sun Tunnels are a perfect way to bring daylight indoors, however in order for skylights to be beneficial instead of harmful to your home it is important they are installed correctly. The skylight pictured on the left is installed and flashed correctly; the correct flashing allows rain water to flow around the skylight and over the shingles unlike the skylight pictured on the right. The skylight on the right is flashed incorrectly; skylights should not be “caked’ up with tar or caulking but rather CORRECTLY flashed as show on the left.
Drip edge is designed to flash the edge of the roofs perimeter, protecting your fascia board and roof decking, and allowing proper rain water drainage from roof to gutters. As pictured in the middle the drip edge has not been installed causing roof decking damage under the shingles. Pictured on the right the lack of drip edge allows rain water to penetrate between the fascia board and gutters, eventually rotting fascia, soffit, and rafter tails.