Metal flashings are typically made from aluminum, steel, or copper. Flashings are used at the transition where the roof meets the wall, typically above the garage or around the chimney. Some structures may require custom bent flashings at the transition, Especially if you have a balcony or other such structure in front of the house. We have the equipment to bend flashings on site according to the dimensions required for your property.
We use 28 gauge pre-painted aluminum for all our metal flashings. Aluminum is light weight, rust free, and provides a better look.
Why metal flashings are required?
Metal flashings serve two primary purposes on the roof. These are mainly installed to prevent leakages around the walls and other such transition points.
Flashing also provides a smoother look to your property and boosts its curb appeal.
When should metal flashings be replaced?
Metal flashings, in general, have a longer life span than roofs. These may not be required to be replaced along with the roof. However, if the flashings have become rusted and damaged, replacing them is better to prevent any leaks.
We can inspect and help you decide if you are not sure.
Can metal flashing be painted?
Metal flashing can be painted as long as they are not rusted. Some homeowners choose to paint the flashings to match the roof color and save the cost of replacing them.
It is advised to use proper safety precautions in case you are attempting to do it yourself.