Your roofing system is made up of numerous components that allows it to protect your home from the elements. These components include the shingles, underlayment, and roof deck. While these three are vital parts of any roof, according to roof repair pros, there is another component that is just as important but frequently overlooked: the roof flashing.
In this post, Freedom Roofing & Construction, Inc. tells you everything you need to know about the roof flashing.
What is the Roof Flashing?
As stated before, the roof flashing is an important part of your roofing system and it secures the joints in your roof in places that receive large amounts of water, such as the valleys, skylights, and chimneys. Apart from the health of your roof, it’s also vital in maintaining its aesthetic appeal as no roof is complete without the flashing. In terms of materials, you can choose between lead, copper, sheet metal, and rubber or plastic for your flashing. Depending on which material you choose, its lifespan may vary.
To install a new flashing in your home, simply turn to the roof replacement pros of Freedom Roofing & Construction, Inc.
Why is It Important?
As stated before, the flashing is often placed in areas that tend to receive large amounts of water, which means its sole purpose is to prevent leaks from infiltrating your home via the roof. Without the flashing, your roof’s defense against leaks is significantly lowered. While water may not sound like a bad thing, these leaks can easily cause moisture damage around the roof’s deck and even encourage mold growth around your home, which can be hazardous for your family’s health, especially the children and elderly.
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