Roof Flashing Q and A: Everything You Need to Know

Roof Flashing Q and A: Everything You Need to Know

Having ample knowledge about the parts and functions of your roof can help you take care of your overall roofing system better. At the same time, this will enable you to communicate better with your contractor during your roof repair or replacement project.

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Roof flashing is one of those items you should know. But what is roof flashing, and why is it an important roof component?

What Is Roof Flashing?

A metal strip installed in the weak areas of the roof, it acts as an extra layer of defense against unwanted moisture buildup. Roof flashing is designed to allow the roof and walls to adapt to temperature fluctuations, sealing the gaps in the materials and eventually blocking the entrance of water. It is often found around the roof penetrations, chimneys, valleys and more.

Why Is It an Important Roof Component?

The importance of roof flashing can be traced back to its main purpose: to keep your interiors safe from water damage. Most modern roofs do a great job of protecting properties from the rain, but they still have vulnerable points that may result in leaks.

As mentioned, the joints and areas surrounding the roof penetrations have gaps through which water can seep. Our experienced roof technicians prevent this from happening by installing top-notch flashing made from materials not easily penetrated by moisture, such as copper, aluminum, galvanized steel and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

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