What is Roof Flashing?
Roof flashing is a piece of metal, or other roofing material, that seals or covers gaps in roof cladding. It's a critical part of any roof and it serves to prevent water from entering the roof space beneath metal sheeting or tiles. Roof flashing should always be installed by a professional roofer to ensure it complies with Australian building codes and standards.
Roof flashing can be either a metal, such as aluminium flashing, or a waterproof membrane made of plastic or rubber. Other materials are also available and may be best suited to preventing water from leaking into your roof.
Some of the gaps that are protected by flashing include those found around:
- Box gutters (a square or rectangular gutter)
- Roof valleys
- Roof protrusions (lights, vents, etc)
- Rakes and eaves
- Where fascia connects to the roof
- Where a roof meets masonry walls
If you’re looking for flashing installation services, or are dealing with a leaking roof, call Upside Down today. Our licensed roofers can assess, repair and replace your flashing in no time. We have access to quality parts from leading manufacturers to ensure your roof is protected all year round.
Local Roof Flashing Installation
You need more than just roof cladding to protect your home from harsh Australian conditions. Your new roof needs flashing materials that form a durable and long lasting weather resistant barrier system.
Unlike roof sarking (or roofing felt) which goes underneath the cladding, flashing is typically installed after the rest of the roof cladding and fills the gaps around roof edges and corners. It's necessary to ensure the flashing is done before rain, snow, or other weather conditions that may pose a risk to your roof. You do not want to delay any important work when our weather can fluctuate drastically with no notice.
When installing flashing, you need a roofing specialist that knows both the local conditions and the materials better than the back of their hand. The last thing you want is flashing materials that are incompatible with your other roofing materials, or that don't offer the appropriate level of protection.
Upside Down is the team for you. We have local roofers who can often be at your door within the hour.* This means your repairs or flashing installation can occur with no delay!
Roof Flashing Repair
If your roof flashing has become damaged, your roof cladding and framework can become susceptible to water penetration. Old flashing can become separated from the roof over time, and rusted roof flashings may lead to water leaks, mould, or worse.
That's where we come in. Our roofing professionals know their way around all the nooks and crannies of Australian roofs. Every roofer at Upside Down has experience repairing and installing flashing of all types, including:
- Valley flashing
- Chimney flashing
- Kickout flashing
- Corrugated flashing
- Skylight flashing
- Drip edges
- Ridge caps
- Apron flashing
- Step flashing
- Counter flashing
If you have an old roof or suspect that your roof flashing might be damaged, then don't hesitate to call us today. We'll replace your old flashing and get your roof back into tip-top shape.
Roof Flashing Materials
Because roof flashing is designed to act as an impenetrable barrier preventing water from penetrating the roof cladding, it will come into direct water contact. The material used needs to be weatherproof, easy to install, and leak proof. It has to be reliable, just like Upside Down.
Roof flashing is typically made of either plastic, rubber, sheet metal, impregnated paper, or some other waterproof material designed to keep water out of the roofing gaps.
Flashing materials don't need to be the same as the other roofing materials used on your home. We often find that different materials work together aesthetically without compromising your roof safety. They enhance it.
New technologies in manufacturing, and improvements to the quality and resistance of the materials used, mean your new flashing is guaranteed to be a worthwhile investment. It will keep your roof safe for years to come.
And if you’re looking for brand new flashing, a roofing specialist from Upside Down will inspect your roof surface to determine the appropriate flashing materials for the job at hand. We can even provide tailor made solutions, especially if you live in a bushfire zone where your flashing needs to have a sufficient rating for flame resistance.
Why You Should Choose Upside Down
Whether you're getting a new roof installed, an old roof repaired, or you're looking at renovating, you need the best in the business. Upside Down offers service that stands out, with flexible booking and payment options and around the clock service that can’t be beat.
For all of roofing services we offer:
- 24/7 service availability
- Fixed rates, even for jobs after hours
- $0 up front, interest free payment plans**
- Attendance within the hour* upon request
When it comes to protecting your roof, you shouldn't take any risks. Call the team at Upside Down today to ensure your roof flashing is in the best possible condition for the future.