On a project of this scale, we didn’t want to waste time or energy dealing with separate contractors. We were looking for a single point of accountability from a single contractor who could do it all — and do it right.
- Most roof leaks can be traced to poor flashing details. Flashing describes the materials that prevent water from penetrating gaps and joints at transition points.
- Condominium roofing systems are particularly vulnerable where there are water penetrations and transitions. These include siding above the roof, chimneys, vents, and skylights.
- The best time to replace skylights and chimney boxes is during a major roofing replacement. When these components are installed and flashed together properly, the result is a tighter, more weatherproof building envelope.
- Make sure your new roofing system is properly integrated and flashed into the siding system. Often, the most cost-effective way to assure that this detail is done right is to replace roofing and siding at the same time.