Compared to the shingles, underlayment and roof deck, the flashing is one of the most overlooked components of a roofing system. The reason for this is because not a lot of homeowners know it even exists in the first place. With that in mind, it’s best that you learn everything you need to learn about roof flashing.
What Is Roof Flashing?
Roof flashing is a vital component of your roof. It is often installed at the joints and other places that receive a lot of water, such as the valleys, skylights and chimneys. As these places are often considered as the weakest areas of your roof, the importance of the flashing should never be underestimated as, without it, leaks can occur around your home and cause moisture damage in the process.
The Lifespan of the Roof Flashing
When picking roof flashing for your home, homeowners can choose between different kinds of materials. For instance, if you’re looking for something that will suit a historic home, you can opt for a copper flashing while sheet metal is the most common and cost-effective material you can choose. Other choices include lead and rubber or plastic. Depending on what material you choose and how frequently you have it maintained, the lifespan of your roof’s flashing may vary.
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