Roof Flashing: What Is It, and Why Is It Important?

A roofing system is composed of numerous components such as the shingles, underlayment and decking, each of which play a vital role in roofing form and function. According to roof contractors, however, there is another roof component that is often underappreciated: flashing.

Here is everything you need to know about roof flashing.

What Is Roof Flashing?

The roof flashing is a part of your roof that is usually attached to the weak points of your roofing system. Oftentimes, these weak spots usually include the chimney, valleys and skylights attached to your roof. Flashing can also be made of various kinds of materials such as lead, copper, sheet metal and rubber/plastic. Depending on which material you choose, the lifespan of your roof’s flashing may vary.

To install a new flashing on your roofing system, simply turn to the roof replacement and repair experts of Atlas Construction & Roofing.

Why Is It Important?

Even homeowners who are aware of the existence of the roof flashing often underestimate its importance in their homes. However, what they don’t realize is that it’s actually the component that protects your roof and your home from unwanted leaks. As stated before, the flashing is usually installed the weak spots of your roof and unfortunately, these spots are prone to moisture infiltration. By installing the flashing in the areas of your roof where it’s needed the most, you can easily prevent leaks from damaging the structure of your home and the roof.

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