ROOF FLASHING REPAIR & REPLACEMENT
ROOF PROTECTION IN A FLASH
Intersections of your roof, gutter lines, valleys, and corners where one part of the roof joins with another are the most common areas for roof leaks. Roof flashing installation and repair will prevent water from collecting in one place and penetrating the seams in your shingles and where the underlying wood joins together.
Properly installed flashing, which is standard with all PJ Fitzpatrick roof installations, involves placing a plate of galvanized metal over these potential leak spots, preventing water penetration. This metal is seamless and runs along those problem areas as an added layer of protection. The joints and valleys in your roof, as well as intersecting pipes, skylights, walls, and chimneys should have flashing around them to ensure a waterproof seal.
HAVE YOUR FLASHING CHECKED BY A PRO
If you’re noticing water stains or leaks where you have vent pipes, a chimney, or a change in your roof pitch, it’s possible you need flashing repair or replacement. During a roof inspection, PJ Fitzpatrick’s expert roofers can easily assess your needs and provide quick and effective solutions. Contact us today to schedule an estimate.
TYPES OF ROOF FLASHING
Used for roof to wall protection, step flashing is a rectangular piece of flashing bent 90 degrees in the center. It is installed in layers with shingles to ensure the water flows away from the wall. This is the most commonly used style of flashing because of its versatility.
Also called “apron flashing,” continuous flashing is a long, single strip of metal that carries water down an edge to the roofing below. These pieces typically have built-in expansion joints so they can move as the home may expand or contract during changes in weather.
This type of flashing is the bottom-most piece that is flush with the roof and intersecting surface. Chimneys and skylights often require two pieces of flashing to ensure that water always meets a flashing surface. This also makes installing flashing around rough edges easier.
This piece is the counterpart of the base flashing. It overlaps the base flashing to complete the seal around the roof and intersecting structure. This overlap allows for more flashing coverage and ultimately more protection for your home.
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WANT TO DO IT YOURSELF?
ROOFING INSTALLATION & REPAIR guide
The do it yourself resource for homeowners from home improvement professionals. In these projects, our roof repair experts show how to repair or install a roof. We provide a list of all the materials you will need and step by step instructions.