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Roof Flashing: The Key to Preventing Leaks and Protecting Your Roofs

Roof flashing is a critical component of any roofing system. This thin material, typically made of galvanized steel or aluminum, strategically redirects water away from vulnerable areas where the roof meets vertical surfaces, preventing leaks and protecting your building's structure.

Types of Roof Flashing

  • Step Flashing: Used along rooflines that meet walls or chimneys, step flashing consists of interlocking L-shaped pieces installed in a layered fashion.
  • Continuous Flashing: Ideal for areas like roof valleys or dormers, continuous flashing comes in longer pieces for seamless coverage.
  • Chimney Flashing: Custom-designed flashing kits are available to properly seal the complex area around a chimney.
  • Vent Pipe Flashing: Specialized flashing seals the gaps around roof vents and pipes.

The Importance of Proper Flashing Installation

Faulty or improperly installed roof flashing is a leading cause of roof leaks. As a roofing contractor, you know that meticulous flashing installation is essential for ensuring the following:

  • Watertight Seals: Proper flashing creates barriers that prevent water from infiltrating areas where roof penetrations or transitions occur.
  • Long-Term Protection: Well-installed flashing protects your roof's underlayment and the underlying structure from water damage.
  • Roof Longevity: Effective flashing contributes to the overall lifespan of a roof by preventing rot, mold, and premature deterioration.

Flashing Materials: Choosing the Right Option

  • Galvanized Steel: The most common and budget-friendly flashing material offers good durability and rust resistance.
  • Aluminum: Lightweight and highly resistant to corrosion, making it a good choice for coastal areas or harsh environments.
  • Copper: Offers superior longevity and a distinctive aesthetic appeal, making it popular for historical restorations and high-end projects.

Division 7 Supply: Your Partner for Quality Roof Flashing

At Division 7 Supply, we understand the importance of reliable roof flashing for your roofing projects. We offer a wide range of flashing types, sizes, and materials from leading manufacturers. Our team is here to provide expert advice and help you select the flashing solutions that best suit your specific needs.

Stock up on the roof flashing you need to keep your projects leak-free and deliver roofs that last. Contact us today!

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