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Flashing’s Importance To Your Roof

Published on September 15th, 2015

Roof flashing is an element of your roof structure which seals of the areas of your roof which intersect. It is used to keep your roof airtight and waterproof from occurring, thus protecting your home’s interior from succumbing from issues related to weather and other things.

Your roof’s flashing is important because if it is not done properly, it can cause various areas of your home to be prone to leaks. You should also know that good flashing should allow for the movement of the intersections on your roof, since they are always expanding and contracting based on the temperature and humidity.

Common Roof Flashing Materials

Plastic, composite, and metal (such as copper, aluminum, stainless steel, lead, etc.) can be used to make flashings. Metal flashing is the most durable and adaptable. Plastic is a lot less durable than metal, if it is directly exposed to sunlight.

Your flashing should be used to cover the following sections of your roof:

  • Skylights
  • Vents
  • Chimneys
  • Dormer

Ensure that you install your roof flashings and have them installed properly so that you can protect your home from moisture damage. If you’re in Nashville, you can contact us for all of your roofing needs. We are certified roofers in Nashville and we start with an inspection and a FREE estimate for your roof installation, repair, or replacement. Even when storms do their damage, we’re there for you to fix leaky roofs and more.

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