What Are the Different Types of Roof Flashing?

If you are like most homeowners, then your roof is not something you think about often. In most cases, the only time you will even notice your roof is when there is a problem with it. Without the right amount of flashing, a roof would leak constantly. When vents or chimneys have to be stuck through the roof, roof flashing will have to be used to seal it off. Over time, the flashing on your roof will have to be replaced due to damage. Read below to find out more about the different type of roof flashing on the market.

Plastic Flashing

While not commonly used on most asphalt roofs, plastic roof flashing can be very effective on flat metal roofs. This type of flashing is very durable and is usually made of a PVC material. Trying to use this type of flashing on an asphalt roof can have disastrous consequences.

Rubber Flashing

Another very popular type of flashing used on homes around the country is made from rubber.  While this type of flashing is cheaper, it does not last very long. Over time, the rubber flashing will begin to dry out and crack.

Galvanized Steel Flashing

Among the most durable and long-lasting types of roof flashing products on the market is made from galvanized steel. This type of flashing is very low-maintenance and will not rust over time. Most homeowners use it due to the fact that they don’t have to worry about replacing it for long periods of time.

Aluminium Flashing

Most roofing professionals like using aluminium roof flashing because it is very easy to shape. When trying to install flashing on an oddly shaped roof, this type of flashing is the best option. It is also very durable and cost-effective, which is why most homeowners choose to use it.

When in the need for new flashing, contact SAMS Fabrications for help. You can reach them by their website.

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