Flashing is an important product used on a roof in order to protect against water damage. Thin pieces of metal are installed around any vulnerable joints on a home’s roof to prevent damage over time. A very common product used by roofers, many homeowners are not aware of the importance of this product. When flashing is damaged or removed, this can cause quite a problem. Luckily, a professional roofing company such as Eagle Watch Roofing, your Peachtree City Roofer, can put your mind at ease and replace or install flashing on your home where it is needed.
Different Types Of Flashing
There are two basic types of flashing. One is exposed flashing and the other is concealed flashing. Exposed flashing is usually constructed out of metal thanks to its durability. Perfect for rain and snow, this is the most common type of flashing used. However, concealed flashing is used often as well and is made out of a weatherproof material such as bituminous coal fabric. Backed with adhesive, this is a convenient product to get the job done quickly and it is easily hidden. It is commonly used not just on roofs, but more often around windows or window sills.
Flashing is an important addition to any home, however it must be properly installed in order to reap the full benefits and it must be installed in the right locations. Typically installed around a chimney on your roof or around pipes on the exterior of your home, flashing should be flush with the surface of the house and it should not move. If it does, this will still allow moisture inside.
It is best to have a professional roofing company come and install flashing on your home. A professional will know what your home’s needs are in relation to water proofing and weather proofing. Also, certain materials work better for certain homes. We are a professional roofing company serving Newnan and Peachtree City. We can bring a team of professionals to quickly assess and install flashing affordably and effectively. Deflecting water away from the roof of your home will help protect your investment and keep it safe and structurally in tact for many more years to come.