What is the Roof Flashing and Why is It Important?

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The Roof Flashing: What It Is and Why It's Crucial

When some homeowners look to their roofing systems, they think it’s only made up of three components: the shingles, underlayments and roof deck. While these three are important parts of any roofing system, there is one component that you should never forget: the flashing.

In this article, expert roofer American Roofing & Construction, LLC discusses everything homeowners need to know about the roof flashing.

What is the Roof Flashing?

It may not seem like it but the roof flashing is actually one of the most critical parts of your roof and is often installed in the various weak points of the system, such as the valleys, skylights and chimneys. Unfortunately, not every home comes with a roof flashing installed so there’s a possibility that you may need to have it installed first.

You can choose between materials such as lead, copper, sheet metal and rubber or plastic for your roof’s flashing and depending on which material you choose, the lifespan of your flashing may vary. To install a roof flashing in your home, simply turn to professional roofing company American Roofing & Construction, LLC.

Why is the Flashing Important?

As stated before, the roof flashing is a very critical part of any roofing system and is usually installed in the valleys, skylights or even chimneys of your roof. The reason why they’re installed in these areas is because these are the parts of the roof that are vulnerable to leaks. With the adequate amount of flashing, water can be directed away from these vulnerable areas of your roof and into your gutters, allowing you to preserve the health of your roofing system.

Need to have some work done on your roofing system? Look no further than American Roofing & Construction, LLC., your number one service provider when it comes to roof repair and replacement projects. Give us a call at (251) 206-0048 or (205) 203-9883. You can also fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.

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