About Flashing

There are numerous reasons why buildings leak:

1. The flashing around wall penetrations were not installed.
2. The flashing around wall penetrations were not installed correctly.
3. The flashing was installed correctly, but the moisture stop around the flashing was not installed.
4. The flashing was installed correctly, but the moist stop around the flashing was installed incorrectly.
5. Diverter Flashings were not installed at eaves to diverter water away from the house.
6. Diverter Flashings were installed in a fashion which allows water to intrude in back of the flashing.
7. Side wall flashing or step flashing was not installed where the roof meets a wall.
8. Side wall flashing or step flashing was installed incorrectly where the roof meets a wall.
9. Chimneys leak at the roof and into the home because flashing was not installed.
10. Chimneys leak at the roof and into the home because flashing was installed incorrectly.
11. Windows leak because they are seldom flashed correctly.
12. Windows leak for more reasons I can list on this website, to find out why or if yours leak, call a water intrusion specialist listed on our "Find an Inspector" page of this website.

We highly recommend a Thermal Imaging Scan of every building to find exactly where water intrusion is occurring.