Lowcountry Roofing: Experienced Summerville SC Roofer
Flashing is an essential part of roofing due to the fact that it helps redirect water when moisture makes contact with your home. A lack of maintenance can often result in significant structural damage, moisture issues and more, making it vital that you understand the variations of flashing so that your roofing can be maintained properly by a Summerville roofing contractor that you’ve hired. Understanding the varying materials used for roof flashing and the different forms that it can take will help make it easier to make certain that everything is functioning as it should.
Materials used for flashing can include composite materials, plastic and large sheets of metal, with benefits for each type varying. The age of your home and the amount of direct sunshine that your roof takes can make a big difference in which types of materials are the best choice for the flashing.
If your home has a chimney, it’s helpful to have strips installed around the edges so that the flashing can be set up to help direct water away from the base and the roofing shingles.