NThere are many elements that optimize its efficiency when it comes to the roof. The overall condition is better preserved when each aspect is optimally performing a specific function. Though this is necessary, many find it overwhelming when it comes to the various components of the roof. In order to help familiarize you with your Front Range, CO rooftop, we at Mike’s Roofing would like to elaborate on flashing.
Roof Flashing Definition, Details & Purpose
The flashing is the thin piece of impervious material that is installed in specific locations on the roof. It is designed to prevent the passage of water into a structure from a joint. The flashing is part of the weather resistant barrier system, or WRB. The flashing on modern homes make buildings more durable and minimizes indoor mold problems. To decrease water penetration of the different components of the building, including the vent pipes, chimneys, walls, windows, and door openings, the flashing comes into play.
Types of Roof Flashing & Installation Techniques
Metal flashing products derive from copper, zinc alloy, stainless steel, aluminum, and other materials. Builders use creative methods, such as angling the roof shingles away from the joint before the availability of sheet products for flashing to help minimize water penetration. Other methods often utilized for covering seams between roofing materials with mortar flaunching, building steps into the sides of chimneys to throw off water, and placing chimneys at the ridge. Making buildings more durable and reducing indoor mold problems, the manufactured flashing reduces water penetration at obstacles like the vent pipes, chimneys, walls as well as window and door openings. At the time of installation, flashing can be concealed or left exposed by design. Concealed flashing is either metal or a flexible material with an adhesive backed and is directly installed, usually around wall penetrations such as window and door openings. Usually, the exposed flashing is a sheet metal. The installation is vital due it is one of the first barriers of defense against the elements in order to preserve your home or business. A necessary part of your roof system is an efficiently installed flashing prevents water intrusion at various locations on your roof.
Roof Flashing Weatherproofing
Skylights, dormers, chimneys, and vent are defended by flashing, as we mentioned, with the protective seal that averts water intrusion from these areas. Where water is most susceptible to penetrate a roof’s surface, the flashing is a critical preventive measure for moisture damage. To help the roof’s penetrations sites, the flashing is installed around the edges, valleys, joints and any grooves, gaps, intersections and projections on the roof of any structure.
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When flashing is improperly installed, it results in early deterioration at roof joints, making correct installation of flashing imperative when a new roof is installed. As a necessary process for the protection of your Front Range, Colorado home, Mike’s Roofing’s certified specialists understands and executes every step in installing a roof, including the efficient installation of the flashing. To make certain your flashing is being installed efficiently, our qualified professionals make the services we do count. With our reputation on the line, we are dedicated to perfecting your roof’s installation. Call Mike’s Roofing for your consultation regarding installation, replacing, or repairs for your roof.