December 7, 2022

THE IMPORTANCE OF ROOF FLASHING

Roof flashing is crucial for roof integrity. It seals seams in your roof, and protects areas that are likely to be exposed to water. Roof flashing diverts water away from roof areas that are vulnerable and redirects it into gutters. The flashing is crucial in preventing leaks. KCG Roofing and Carpentry can help ensure that your roof flashing is properly installed and maintained. We are also available to assist with any other roofing issues.

WHY IS ROOF FLASHING SO CRUCIAL?

Roofs can keep the elements from entering your home or workplace. Roofs provide protection for you and your employees. Modern roofs can last for up to 15 years. Every roof is susceptible to leaking. Roof flashing is a great solution.

Joints and penetration are the most vulnerable parts of roofs. What is a joint? It is the area where two slopes meet. Unless your roof is completely rectangular, most homes and businesses have valleys and joints on their roofs. Permeability refers to anything that needs holes in your roof. Vents, skylights and chimneys are all examples of a penetration. There are potential for water to seep through your roof if there are penetrations or joints in it. To stop water from entering, flashing is used in these areas. Roof flashing is made from materials that resist water penetration.

A DEEPER LOOK INTO AREAS NEEDING FLASHING

KCG Roofing and Carpentry will help you understand why roof flashing is important.

VALLEYS

Another name for a joint is a valley. It is where two slopes meet. Both slopes lead water into the valley, while the valley directs water down the roof. During a storm, this can lead to leakage problems. The valley can become flooded by a gushing stream, which could lead to leakage.

Roof flashing is typically made from long sheets of sheet metal that conform to the valley’s shape. The flashing is then sealed between the shingles on each slope.

SKYLIGHTS

Skylights allow sunlight to enter your house or business. However, you don’t want water to get in. A continuous sheet of flashing is placed on either side of each skylight to ensure a tight seal.

CHIMNEYS

The chimney is the area that requires flashing the most. It requires special flashing. It usually consists of three parts: step and apron. Step flashing directs water off the chimney onto the roof. The apron is located below the chimney, while the cricket is placed above it.

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Get in touch today with KCG Roofing and Carpentry if your roof needs roof flashing or a replacement. Our experts will come to you and offer a cost-effective solution.

This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is one of the best roofing companies in Tampa! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.