Flashing is composed of metal strips that cover roof sections that are vulnerable to water intrusion. They’re usually made from galvanized steel, but certain occasions call for other metals. Its job description never changes, but its form adapts to its location.
To understand how each type of flashing looks and prevents leaks, Napolitano Roofing talks more about this topic here.
Eave flashing is any angled strip installed over and beneath the underlayment on the sides of the roof at the edges and eaves, respectively. Otherwise known as the drip edge, it catches water and then directs it into the gutters.
Always one of the main agendas of roof maintenance, valley flashing is placed underneath the shingles at the edges. Running down straight to the nearby gutter, it prevents free-flowing water from seeping into an otherwise weak roof spot.
It takes the collective power of different components to render chimneys water-resistant. Continuous flashing is laid along the bottom, step flashing is installed up the sides, and saddle flashing sits at the top. Cap flashing is caulked over the top edges of its fellow components to keep rainwater and snowmelt at bay.
Like a chimney (only much smaller), a vent has plenty of gaps around it. To cover the openings, this flashing comes with a spout and a flange base. Its central unit slips over the pipe while its wide, bottom section is worked into the shingles. The front edge of its base is exposed to guide the water out and away from the opening.
Napolitano Roofing can ensure all pieces of flashing on your roof are in good shape to keep them functional and reliable. Call us at (860) 265-4001 now to discuss your roofing needs, and get a FREE, no-obligation estimate. We serve homeowners in Vernon, Manchester and Glastonbury, CT, as well as nearby communities.