Your property’s roof is more accurately described as a roofing system — integrated layers of building components and barrier materials that work together to shed water.
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.
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Roofing is one of the key components of an integrated building envelope system.