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March 18, 2021


Roof Components


Why Roof Flashing is Essential For Your Home

Your roof may not be the most exciting part of your home, but it is one of the most essential. That is why it is important for you as a homeowner to understand it as much as possible, so that you can ensure it’s wellbeing and longevity. In this blog, you will learn about roof flashing and why it is essential for your home.

What is Flashing

Flashing is the material placed around areas of the roof where a projection intersects with your roof such as your chimney, vents or skylight. If flashing is not installed properly, serious leaks often occur.

What Materials Should Be Used

Flashing comes in many different types of materials including copper, aluminum, stainless steel, lead, plastic, or even composite materials. The most durable kind is metal flashing; however, plastic is a great cheap alternative.

Areas That Needs Flashing

Each of the following areas need flashing in order to avoid damages to the roof and home:

  • Skylights: a continuous piece of flashing to keep water out
  • Vents: all roof vents including hoods and pipes need flashing
  • Chimneys: to seal the intersection where chimney meets roof, flashing is placed around the outside
  • Dormer: a dormer windows need flashing between every row of shingles or a strip of flashing around the projection

If you want your roof to serve its purpose well, you need flashing and you need it installed properly. To keep moisture out of your home and to avoid water damage in your home, get your flashing installed by the best roofing company in Durham Region. Call Turnbull Roofing today to get a quote for any roof repair, replacement, or maintenance service: (905) 579-7663.