ROOF FLASHING

We specialize in insurance restoration on residential homes.

WHAT IS
FLASHING.

Flashing is used over joints in roof and wall junctions. This diverts water to prevent moisture from seeping in, causing damage. Most flashing is made of metal L Flashing (5 by 5) which is the most common type of flashing in Florida homes. Flashing is one of the most important components of your roof, and is vital to maintaining the structural integrity. Existing vent flashing, metal edgings, drain outlets, collars and metal counter flashing shall not be reinstalled where rusted, damaged or deteriorated.”

REPLACING FLASHING.

Replacing flashing can be costly and difficult, so many homeowners are reluctant to replace it when the roof is replaced.

Some contractors may not have the experience or skill to replace flashing, So they cut corners and low ball the customer with their estimate. 

When a roof is installed, a layer of tar is laid to adhere the shingles to the flashing. Over time, that tar hardens and crystallizes becoming incredibly difficult to remove. If shingles need to be replaced, that tar has to come off as well. It is virtually impossible to remove all of the tar without damaging flashing.

When a roof needs to be replaced, a homeowner’s cost is merely the insurance deductible.

Say your deductible is $5,000 the insurance company might say it will cost $10,000 to replace the roof. Your contractor should recognize that the flashing needs to be replaced to meet Florida Building Codes. This can cost up to $15,000! you will only pay your $5,000 deductible.

Most insurance companies do not cover poor workmanship when damage is incurred so it is important to know who you are working with so that they have a strong track record you can trust.

If your insurance company approves a new roof claim and there are issues later on due to workmanship, the insurance company will not cover that subsequent damage. If it is NOT done right the first time, you will not get a second chance.

At A.J. Wells Roofing and Construction,
we replace flashing with every
roof replacement.

We do not do this to rack up the cost or to inflate our bottom line. We in fact do this because our reputation is on the line with every job we do. Nothing is more important to us than leaving your home with a roof that will last it’s full life span and survive the harsh conditions Florida can throw, at it. We cannot guarantee the work of anyone that has worked on the roof before us, so we make sure it is done right when we do it. We pride ourselves on providing the best workmanship with the best materials on the market.

Some of the most common flashing problem areas are chimneys and roof to wall intersections. Many contractors lack the skill and experience to properly handle the flashing replacement in these detailed and complicated areas  rest assured that when A.J. Wells Roofing & Construction replaces your flashing, your chimney will be worked on by some of the best experts in the field and that your chimney will be guaranteed to last a lifetime.

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As a family-owned-and-operated business,
we understand how a potentially unstable roof can cause financial stress and fear for any homeowner