Roof Flashings: Applications and Material Considerations

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Flashings are an essential part of the roof and guttering on your home. Whether you are building a new home or installing a new roof, you need quality flashings.

Before you start building, speak to an expert about fitting the right flashings to your home and roof.

What Are Flashings?   

Roof flashings are thin pieces of material that are installed to prevent water from entering a building. They form part of your home’s weather resistance and help to protect it from the elements.

Types of Flashing 

Flashing comes in various materials, shapes and forms. The two most common types of flashing for a home are roof and wall flashings.

The flashing on a wall is generally installed vertically or horizontally but it can be installed diagonally to give it an aesthetic appeal.

At One Stop Roofing, our flashing comes in a few different styles: 

Longitude 

Made to suit cladding, longitude flashings run parallel across the pans of the roof. For the longitude flashing to be effective, it needs to:

·         Have an overlap of a minimum of 150mm

·         Be fastened at a maximum 500mm

Longitude flashings are available in both Zincalume and Colorbond and must have a barrier between the cladding.

Transverse 

Transverse flashings run across the pans of a roof. These flashings generally have a stiffening lip along the lower edge. This is turned downward into the pan or valley. Transverse flashings must be sealed with a recommended sealant and fastened at the end of the sheets.

Regardless of the flashing you choose, it must weatherproof the cladding that it protects. If supports need to be moved around, ensure all safety measures are put in place before working.

 

Materials 

Flashings must be made from a material that is compatible with the cladding on your roof.

Roof and wall flashings are most commonly produced from:

·         Aluminium

·         Copper

·         Zinc

·         Stainless steel

·         Galvanised steel

Manufacturers also produce roof and wall flashings from other materials such as plastic and rubber. Regardless of the material, you want to be sure that your flashings will protect your home. Copper is by far the best of these materials as it is flexible to work with. The longevity of copper is also a major cost advantage. If you are not sure which material is right for your home, speak to an expert. They’ll inspect your roof and determine the right flashings for your home.

 

One Stop Roofing is a leading supplier of all roofing and walling materials. With nearly 30 years in the industry, our knowledge and experience count when choosing roof supplies. Get in touch with us today and our staff will assist you with all of your roof flashing needs.

The 5 Top Questions to Ask Roofing Contractors

The 5 Top Questions to Ask Roofing Contractors

If you want some work done on your roof for your Sydney home, the first thing to do is to find a professional roofing contractor in Sydney you will trust. A quality roofing contractor will complete the job to a high standard and help you to work within your budget. They will be polite, courteous, experienced and, of course, fully insured and qualified.

Finding the right Sydney roofing contractor for your job takes more than just a Google search. You will need to do some research, compare prices and ask the right questions.

The Most Common Problems Found During Roof Check Ups

The Most Common Problems Found During Roof Check Ups

Your roof is an incredibly sturdy structure but that doesn’t mean it won’t have some occasional problems. After all, it is the first line of defence for your home.

To help you better protect your roof, we’ve put together a list of common problems that are found during roof check-ups.

Frequently Asked Questions about New Roof Installation

Frequently Asked Questions about New Roof Installation

It can be hard to make big changes to your home or business and nothing is bigger than a new roof.

If you need to replace or install a new roof, our team has all the answers for you. Trust One Stop Roofing to address all of your frequently asked questions and keep you in the loop throughout the entire process.

Here are some of the roofing questions that we hear the most.

What is the Average Lifespan of a Roof?

What is the Average Lifespan of a Roof?

The life expectancy of a roof depends on a lot of different factors. Things such as roof design, climate, quality of installation and regular maintenance can determine how long your roof lasts. But above all, the lifespan of your roof will depend on the material it’s made of.

Let’s explore some of the most common materials and how long you should expect them to last.

Adding Insulation to Your Roof

Adding Insulation to Your Roof

We don’t always realise the pivotal role that gutters play in protecting our homes from bush fire damage and leaks, but keeping your gutters clean is your best chance of avoiding any of these mishaps.

 

Your gutters collect runoff rain and transport it off of your roof and into downpipes that release the rain to the ground. They also collect leaves and other debris that can cause a blockage, so it is important to regularly clean your gutters to prevent fire and leak damage.

Gutter Cleaning – Fire and Leak Prevention

Gutter Cleaning – Fire and Leak Prevention

We don’t always realise the pivotal role that gutters play in protecting our homes from bush fire damage and leaks, but keeping your gutters clean is your best chance of avoiding any of these mishaps.

Your gutters collect runoff rain and transport it off of your roof and into downpipes that release the rain to the ground. They also collect leaves and other debris that can cause a blockage, so it is important to regularly clean your gutters to prevent fire and leak damage.