Flashing ….you know that trimming that makes your roof look nice and seals in the shingles? Well, it is an important component to your entire system and I am going to focus on what it is exactly and why it is so important to have installed correctly!
Flashing in a nutshell is an ESSENTIAL part of your roof system. It helps keep water (and snow melt) out of your building . That is….when it is installed correctly.
What is flashing exactly?
The protective seal that prevents water getting into skylights, chimneys, dormers and vents. Flashing keeps things dry!
Where is flashing important?
Flashing is important at all roof projects, including edges, valleys, joints and any grooves, gaps, intersections and projections on the roof of any structure.
How can improper flashing damage my roof?
Poor or improper flashing can lead to premature deterioration at roof joints, so it is very important 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 investment.
If you need assistance with your flashing or anyother aspect of your roofing project, please do not hesitate to call my team at Class Eh! Roofing and we would be happy to offer our expertise!
Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!