What is Roof Flashing and How Do You Install It?

Roof FlashingRoof flashing is an important part of any roof installation and, like your roof, helps protect your home.

What Is Roof Flashing?

It’s a piece of sheet metal that is installed around sewer vents and fluepipes, at any break in a shingled roofline, and it’s often installed around the roof’s edge as well. It also protects and seals joints in a building and is further used around chimneys, skylights, vent stacks and other openings.

How Does Roof Flashing Work?

The flashing protects any breaks in materials on the roof to prevent water from leaking into the roof and causing damage.

Why Is Roof Flashing Important?

If there are openings where water can leak in, it will. If water seeps into the roof then you will eventually sustain roof damage and potentially ceiling and structure damage depending on the extent of the leak and when it is caught and repaired. Water is the greatest threat to any structure so it should be kept out.

How Do You Install Roof Flashing?

First you need to determine exactly where all you need flashing. If you miss just one place, you could pay later. Then you need to determine if you need continuous flashing or step flashing. Once you have made all of the proper decisions and have the proper tools, you can start the roof flashing installation but if you do not have experience in this area, it’s better to let an expert do the job. They will know exactly where you need flashing, what type of flashing you need, and the proper way to install it to best protect your home. The roof flashing repair cost will be much cheaper than any damage sustained due to lack of installation or improper installation.

Whether you need flat roof flashing installation, roof edge flashing installation, or chimney flashing installation, let Done Right Roofing do the job the right way, the first time. Our experts have installed roof flashing on hundreds of home and have decades of experience in roofing and flashing. Each rep is licensed and insured, and they consistently undergo ongoing professional training. We stay up-to-date on all of the new and improved methods to use and we care about your home like you do!

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