Flashing

Flashing


A sound roof with a proper drainage system undeniably offers the first line of resistance against water penetration into your home. For it to be successful, a good roof entails items other than just good roofing materials such as flashing. Often significance of flashing is undermined, but it has a crucial role in keeping your home watertight.  Flashing is basically a construction element used to close up, and it defends joints in a building from water diffusion. The joints created by the intersection of the roof and roof mounted structures and projections, such as parapets, hatches, skylights, chimneys, vent stacks, or towers, are among the most susceptible areas of roofing systems.

Following are places where we install Flashing

  • Intersecting Roofs & Walls
  • Parapets
  • Hatches
  • Skylights
  • Chimneys
  • Vent Stacks

Flashing is used at these meeting points to keep away the rainwater from seeping into the building. It makes the joints at these intersections watertight, while at the same time allowing the natural expansion and contraction of materials to continue. It works on the formula that, in order to penetrate a joint, water must work itself upward against the force of gravity, or in the case of wind-driven rain, would have to follow a roundabout path during which the force of the wind would decline.

So do not neglect this aspect while choosing someone to repair or install your roof — as we know the repercussions! Contact us or call us now at 8773521005 to schedule a free consultation and estimate.

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