Apr 08 2011

What is roof flashing?

Category: Home Improvement

Answer:

Flashing on a roof is the material that is used to prevent water from penetrating your home and causing damage. It is essentially either sheet metal (aluminum, steel, copper, etc.) or another type of water proof material that has been either custom fashioned or prefabricated to fit over edges, ridges, and certain protruding fixtures of your roof like chimneys, skylights, and ventilation pipes. A roofer will often spend the majority of their time installing and reinforcing the roof flashing because in many cases that is where the majority of vulnerabilities are located. One of the better online articles in regards to roof flashing is “Roof Flashing Done Right“, by Extreme How-To. It illustrates, in detail, various cross sections of your home that often require the most detailed work.

Roof Flashing


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