At Mill Creek Roofing, our goal is to be your top choice for all of your Sugar Land roofing needs. We serve Sugar Land, as well as most all of the greater Houston area. We’re a locally-owned and family-operated company that is committed to serving you with excellence and exemplary customer service.
Described as “the sweetest city in Texas,” Sugar Land is about 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston. It is home to the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land and many wonderful places to eat. Mill Creek Roofing enjoys being a part of the community of Sugar Land, offering their roofing services to the residents of this “sweet” town.
Sugar Land Roof Replacement Experts
If you need a roof replacement, many people tend to get several bids from different roofing companies before deciding which company to work with. Comparing reports from the different companies might prove to be challenging. It may be somewhat difficult to determine why some companies offer lower prices than others. There are usually reasons for variance in pricing, due to the various types of materials used, and whether or not they are recommending to replace the entire roofing system or to fix a portion of it. One major reason the estimates could differ is if one roofing company recommends reusing the flashing and another advises replacing it. That practice alone will directly affect the amount of work for the roofers and the price of the job. Replacing the flashing definitely costs more, but is that a safe way to save money on your roof replacement?
Roofing Definition: Flashing
Let us first explain what we mean by the term flashing. Flashing are thin pieces of sheet metal that are installed to prevent water from passing into your home from an angle or a joint. Flashing is typically used in valleys on the roof where two roof slopes meet, on any bump in the roof caused by a plumbing vent pipe, HVAC vent, stove pipe or skylight, or where the shingles meet a wall, dormer or chimney. The flashing is nailed to the roof and it is of the utmost importance that this is done correctly or it can result in a leaky roof.
Problems with the flashing are frequently responsible for water getting into the home. Due to the important job that the flashing does, it would be a mistake to reuse flashing from your old roof. Even if the old flashing was not leaking, it is difficult, if not impossible, to nail every nail into the same hole the flashing was nailed in the last time the roof was replaced. Re-using flashing is not considered to be the best method for roof replacement and is not recommended by shingle manufacturers.
The shingle manufacturers know that it is difficult to determine the original quality of the flashing, the future durability of used flashing, and the likelihood that the used flashing will not last the duration your new shingles will last. The best way to ensure that your roofing system will be secure and last for years to come is to always use new flashing when installing a new roof. If you have any Sugar Land roofing needs, we invite you to contact us today.
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