Install Roof Flashing on Rubber Roofs: Mistakes to Avoid

If you install roof flashing on rubber roofs, you can prevent leaks and prolong the life of your roof. Proper installation is very important in order for the flashing to extend maximum protection to your roof. Below are some of the common mistakes to avoid when installing roof flashing on rubber roofs.

Failure to Secure the Sides

If you have pitched roofing, you need to add flashing on the edges and secure the sides using screws. On the other hand, if you have a flat roof and you are using self adhesive type of flashing, you need to fold the flashing in the middle with one side covering the roof. Secure the sides of the flashing by flushing it with the roof. To strengthen the flashing, you need to apply read tape around the area where the flashing comes in contact with your post.

Working on Dirty and Wet Surfaces

If you are using self-adhesive flashing, you should never work on dirty and wet surfaces. Dirt and grime can cause the adhesive to bubble and once this happens, portions of your flashing may not stick well to the surface and small gaps may occur on your flashing. Rainwater may find its way into your home through these small gaps cause damage to your home.