Flashing 101:

Aug. 92022

Roofs are comprised of many components that contribute to their strength and durability. One critical component of a strong roof is something called flashing, which you may or may not be familiar with. The following is a brief guide on what flashing is and what it does for your roof.

What is Flashing?

Essentially, roof flashing is a thin layer of protective material that our professionals install to keep your roof dry. Flashing is made from a variety of materials – including copper, aluminum, galvanized steel, lead, silicone, and more. The type of flashing used on your home depends upon what our professionals recommend and what will appear most aesthetically pleasing.

What Does Flashing Do?

Flashing prevents water from leaking through sensitive parts of your roof into the underlayment. It is essential to keep water out of the underlayment because it can lead to water damage and mold growth in your home.

Flashing is placed where water runoff is particularly heavy. This is typically around roof features, such as chimneys, valleys, and skylights, as well as where two roof sections meet. Flashing works by redirecting water off the roof, preventing it from penetrating high-risk areas on your roof.

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