Roof Flashing

Roof flashing is the process of adding a thin layer of waterproof material to a roof that keeps water from entering your home and roof. If roof flashing is not installed correctly or has worn over time, water can seep into unwanted areas causing decay and structural problems for your roof and home. Dampness also often leads to termites and carpenter ants entering the roof.

What Does Roof Flashing Look Like?

Flashing is used to carry rain water safely over crevices cracks, or gaps in the building or roof. See the illustration below as an example.

Roof flashing illustration with examples

Examples of typical roof flashings. Image Source.

If you want to check that roof flashing is installed properly, follow rainwater slinging along your house and make sure that no drops enter any aspect of the building.

Flashings are a very important maintenance issue and should be installed or fixed by a professionals. Often if flashing is installed incorrectly or by an inexperienced roofer there may be aspects of your roof where water is penetrating into unwanted areas. There are many areas for water to penetrate on your roof. These areas include vent pipes, chimneys, open areas under eaves and open areas below valleys. If these areas are not protected from water structural damages will occur over time and can lead to expensive unnecessary problems to solve.

What is Roof Flashing Made From?

There are many different materials roof flashing can be made from. Some of them include aluminium, copper, lead, galvanised steel and PVC. In the past lead was mostly used but now there are other options such as Wakaflex, Zinc or Colorbond especially where water collection for domestic use is desirable. The Roofing Professionals will advise the best material to be used for particular flashing needs. We will also use top quality, cutting edge materials to ensure a long lasting and efficient job is done. Overtime flashings have evolved becoming stronger and more reliable and we keep up with the latest trends to ensure customer satisfaction . Ask our experts for different flashing options available and suitable for your home.

The Roofing Professionals can be trusted to complete all flashing jobs with 100% guarantee. We’ve achieved outstanding results for over 25 years with many homeowners in the eastern suburbs of sydney including but not limited to Coogee, Pagewood, Maroubra, Mascot, Clovelly and Bondi all very satisfied clients with our top quality flashing instalments and repairs.

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