In construction, resilience refers to the ability of a building to withstand extreme weather conditions while maintaining a habitable environment even without power. Your home’s roofing system is an essential component of this resilience. With a damaged roof, your home will basically be uninhabitable and unusable.
The flashing are sheets of metal that are fixed at the joints, edges or breaks along the roof. These prevent leaks from occurring in the roofing system. Incorrect flashing installation can result in rotting or cracking in the wood and cement components of your roof.
The summer heat can be the final push to failure for old flat roofs, especially those made from felt or bitumen. The stresses that flat roofs experience during hot weather may cause more problems in winter.