FLASHING FOR ROOFS, CHIMNEY & SPLIT LEVELS
Flashing helps direct the rainwater that lands on your roof, directing it quickly around vents, chimneys and other protrusions. The flashing serves as a barrier against the water, repelling it onto the roofing materials that then carries it down the side and off or away from the building. Flashing needs to be as durable as the roof’s materials. Fluctuations in temperature between the seasons and even hot/cold days can cause expansion and contraction. You don’t want cracks forming between your flashing and the roof and for moisture to seep in. In fact, breaks in flashing are the primary reason why roof leaks begin. Call your local roofing company, we are roof flashing experts who you can rely on backed with our 30 years of experience to help you with installing, repairing or examining your roof’s flashing. Flashing is used to protect any potential weak points of flat and pitched roofs from becoming damaged, which can make the roof vulnerable to flooding. It is generally applied along any edges, walls, valleys, Split levels or chimneys. Flashings can be made from a variety of materials including aluminium, copper, lead and colorbond steel.
What does flashing do?
Flashings provide an impervious water membrane to the roof that collects any water seeping through and redirects it back out of the roof. Not only does this reduce the risks of leaks in the home, it also prevents moisture related problems from occurring, such as a weakened roof structure and the development of mould or damp. The membrane also prevents insects finding their way into the roof and causing damage to the structure.
As well as the benefits to the structure of the roof, flashing offers an aesthetic quality, acting as a border to the roof that looks sleek, neat and polished.