Roof Flashing Installation, Repair, and Replacement Kirkland

Roof Flashing

Flashing is a thin sheet of metal or other impervious material installed at roof intersections and valleys. It serves to prevent water infiltration and protect the roof sheathing and insulation from weather damage. Flashing can be made from a variety of materials, but it is most commonly aluminum due to its corrosion resistance.

Roof leaks are most likely to occur at intersections of your roof, gutters, valleys, and corners where one section of the roof meets another. With proper roof flashing installation and repair water will not accumulate in one area and seep into your shingles and where the underlying wood joins.

Properly installed flashing, which is always part of any Near Me Roofing roof installation, involves covering these potential leak sites with a sheet of galvanized metal to prevent water entry. This metal is seamless and runs along with those trouble spots as an additional layer of protection. To assure a water-tight seal, the flashing should be used on all joints and valleys in your roof, as well as overlapping pipes, skylights, walls, and chimneys.

If you have any questions about roof flashing or need help with a repair, be sure to contact a qualified roofing contractor. They will be able to assess the situation and make recommendations for the best course of action.

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Types of Roof Flashing

Step flashing

Step flashing is a rectangular piece of flashing bent 90 degrees in the center that is used for roof-to-wall protection. It’s built-in layers with shingles to ensure the water runs away from the wall. This style of flashing is most popular due To its flexibility.

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Continuous flashing

Continuous flashing, often known as “apron flashing,” is a long single strip of metal that guides water down an edge to the roofing beneath. This material frequently includes built-in expansion joints so they can expand and contract with changes in weather.

Base flashing

Base flashing is used to seal off areas on your roof where the roof surface meets a vertical surface, such as a wall or parapet. The junction between the roof and the wall or parapet is generally where base flashing is utilized. This is a typical form of roof chimney flashing. Working with chimney flashing is difficult, and it also requires the use of two different types of flashing.

Counter-flashing

This is the counterpart of the base flashing. It completes the seal around the roof and intersecting structure by overlapping the base flashing. This overlap allows for greater flashing coverage, which in turn provides more protection for your home.

Vent-Pipe Flashing

Water leaks in vent pipes are addressed by pipe flashing, hence the name. Roof leaks are prevalent in vent pipes, and pipe flashing uses flashing boots to seal the pipes around them.

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Roof Flashing Repair

Flashing can fail over time, allowing moisture to seep behind it and cause undesirable problems like leaking roofs or damage. Harsh weather can harm your flashing and necessitate roof flashing repair. If your roof is uncovered, has damaged flashing, or was not installed correctly, it might cause water damage in your home.

Roof Flashing Replacement and Installation

When your roofing contractor comes out to give you an estimate for a new roof, they will inspect the flashing on your house. They’ll check your flashing for rust and see whether the metal is still in good condition.

If your contractor doesn’t notice rusting and the metal’s integrity is still preserved, your flashing won’t need to be changed during your roof replacement. It will, however, have to be replaced if it has been damaged, rusted, or you’re replacing from a 3-tab to dimensional asphalt shingle.

If the flashing on your roof is broken beyond repair or if there are sections where additional flashing is required, Near Me Roofing can install new flashings to restore your roof’s waterproof seals. For more information on roof flashing installation and repair, or to schedule a free consultation and estimate, please contact us today.

Near Me Roofing Company

12650 120th Ave NE Suite #702, Kirkland, WA 98034, USA

(425) 242-4795

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