Flashing is a flat and thin material used to prevent water from entering the openings and cracks of a roof. It is placed underneath the shingles of your roof and it redirects the water to another location. Roof flashing is made from metals, such as copper, aluminum, stainless steel, or galvanized steel.
What are two types of flashing?
- Step flashing. Step flashing is primarily used against the sides of walls and chimneys.
- Counter flashing. Counter flashing is used on walls and chimneys like step flashing.
- Apron flashing.
What is flashing and why is it used in the construction industry?
Flashings are thin, waterproof sections of material designed to protect seams in building construction from water intrusion. Flashings are typically used in places where surfaces are joined that are susceptible to leakage.
What does flashing look like?
Another type of flashing that you'll hear us talk about is called counter flashing counter flashing is where we saw into the mortar joint. And a piece of metal is tucked into the mortar joint.
Where does flashing go on a house?
As all builders know, flashing is a thin sheet or strip of water-resistant material that's installed at roof intersections and projections, around windows and doors, and along the tops of foundation walls to direct water flow away from the home. Flashing guides water out from the drainage plane to the exterior.
What is flashing in framing?
Flashing is a thin protective layer used to prevent water from seeping into buildings. When structures like vents, skylights, and chimneys are installed on roofs, small crevices are exposed, creating opportunities for leaks.