It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that your roof is one of the first barriers of defense against the elements when it comes to your home or business.
A very important component to a great roofing system is flashing. When installed correctly, it is essential in preventing water getting into various locations on your roof. So let’s take a closer look…
What is flashing?
Flashing is a protective seal that prevents water entering in areas like skylights, chimneys, dormers and vents. Flashing is a necessary preventive measure for moisture damage when water is most likely to penetrate a roof’s surface.
Where is flashing important?
Flashing is important at all roof penetrations. These may include: edges, valleys, joints and any grooves, gaps, intersections and projections on the roof of any structure.
What Happens If My Flashing is Not Installed Correctly?
Poor or improper flashing can lead to early deterioration at roof joints, so it is crucial to have flashing installed correctly when a new roof is installed. Having it done right the first time is one of the best things you can do to preserve your roof investment.
At Class Eh! Roofing we are flashing specialists. If you need an inspection or have questions about flashing or your roof in general do not hesitate to give me a call!
Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!