Flashing is an important roof component that protects your roof joints from water and weather damage. There are a few different varieties of flashing that can be used to address different problems and weak areas. Here are a few different types of flashings available so you can make the best choice for your property.
- Roofing felt
- Galvanize steel
Different types of flashing:
- Continuous flashing. Flashing installed in one long piece. This will protect the joint between a vertical wall and a sloped roof.
- Step flashing. Shaped to fit the horizontal of a roof and the vertical of a fixture.
- Valley flashing. A W-shaped piece placed on the top of the roofing felt, in the areas where there are two valleys of a roof plane joint.
- Vent pipe flashing. A cone-shaped fitting worked into the shingles to cover pipes.
- Saddle flashing. Used to cover protruding beams or railing attachments.
- Cap Flashing. An L-shaped shaped structure that lies flat against the roof and other fitting such as windows. The shape of the structure runs water off in the opposite direction and prevents it from pulling in the cracks around the fitting.