Lowcountry Roofing: Quality Goose Creek Roofers
There are multiple joints in a roof that create openings where water can enter the building. Flashing creates a barrier that seals off a joint from water. While the installation of a roof is a straightforward process, the flashing is a more technical part of the roofing process. If properly installed, flashing will provide a last line of defense against water damage. Speaking with a Goose Creek roofing contractor about adding flashing to a new or existing roof is an important step to take.
Weather can take its toll on the exterior of any building. However, the design of any exterior should involve a level of protection for the interior. The primary job of the roof is to provide this protection. Water damage is among the most reported problems in homes as a result of weather. With this in mind, flashing provides an extra level of protection to ensure that water will not enter through any joints, but particularly on the roof. Chimney areas, skylights and other parapets on the roof all have joints that must be sealed off. Flashing is the most important step in sealing off these joints.
Made of different kinds of metal, flashing should ideally be noncorrosive and able to be soldered. It must be able to stand the test of time and should continue to do its job properly for the life of the roof.