Many roofing construction teams overlook flashing when they install a roof, which is a serious mistake, as it is a key component of the structure. It is responsible for ensuring the roof is airtight and water resistant, and will seal the external envelope which is responsible for shielding the home’s interior against the elements.
What is Roof Flashing?
Flashing is positioned near various points along the surface of the roof where projections such as skylights or chimneys intersect with it. When the sealing is not performed correctly, these areas will often become a source of leakage. The intersections will contract and expand due to humidity and temperature changes but quality flashing will allow this movement while maintaining a strong seal that will keep moisture away from the home. Moisture is a major culprit in roofing damage and quality flashing will prevent it.
When Do You Need Roof Flashing in New Jersey?
Some of the instances where NJ homeowners require roof flashing services include:
- When you want to install a chimney: Flashing strips are positioned around a chimney, which ensures the intersection and roof is sealed. The flashing will slide beneath the shingles and overlap with the row on the chimney’s lower side.
- When you want to add a skylight: Flashing will be needed to produce the seal that will keep water away from skylights, which typically protrude from the roof just enough to provide room for flashing.
- When you want to install a dormer: The dormer is a structural object that will protrude from the sloping roof side. Dormer windows may also be added, which provide additional lighting and ventilation. Flashing installation will be necessary in the form of square pieces that are positioned between each shingle row which surrounds the dormer.
- When you wish to add vents: The two most popular vents that are used on roofs are pipes or hoods. When installing the hood vent holes will be sliced into the roof to accommodate it. Flashing will need to be slid beneath the shingles on the roof situated over the vent and sealed afterwards, and a vent cap should be put on the vent.
Why Choose Affordable Home Services for NJ Roof Flashing?
Quality roof flashing takes skill, patience and an eye for detail. These are traits which you will find in abundance with our staff at Affordable Home Services. Established in 1947, we’ve been performing home construction and maintenance services throughout New Jersey and have become highly respected as a result. We are GAF certified Master Elite and the products and tools we use have been rigorously inspected and tested to ensure they work optimally.
We offer our clients a wide selection of roofing materials, styles and colors, and will consult with you to come up with viable solutions to all your construction needs and challenges. We have a stellar track record which speaks for itself and this combined with our competitive prices makes us one of the most sought after roofing providers in the state.
For more information, you can contact us by phone at (973) 473-4830 or email us at email@example.com .