When replacing a new roof should flashing be replaced?

Guest User
9/16/2010
I have wind damage to my roof. The insurance company will pay for the tear off and new shingles. However, the adjuster states the flashing is fine and does not need to be replaced. It is about 10 years old. I have had 4 roofers come out and tell me if the flashing is not replaced they can't give a warranty for the roof. Who do I believe?
Info @windowsonwashington.net
An informed customer is our best customer.
9/17/2010
Both. The flashing, if metal, does not break down and can be "re-used" if the sealants that are subject to environmental break down are removed and re-done. Your roofing contractor is try to protect his interest by not having to warrant another persons work. Perfectly acceptable and perhaps he will warrant the bulk of the work and not the flashing. You other option is to renegotiate with your insurance to provide for the flashing replacement and/or pay for the difference on the flashing work and have the entire roof replaced.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
9/20/2010
Flashing can have a shorter life than shingles. I would insist that it be replaced.
Guest User
9/26/2010
no don`t replace them why ? cause washing your face don`t replace looks
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