Getting Your Roof Flashings from a Quality Supplier

Roof Flashings | Bayside Roofing Materials Mornington
The roof serves an essential function in any home that cannot be performed by any other building component: It protects the structure from the impact of the weather and environment. It gives security, shade, and protection from strong winds and the glaring heat of the sun. But more importantly, it keeps water from rains and storms from getting into the house; this is extremely important because water seeping into the house’s interior can cause major damage to the structure, and in most cases, such signs of damage can be costly to resolve.

Leaks from the roof of a residence can be prevented if there are top quality flashings installed. Quite simply, roof flashings are strips of sheet metal (typically galvanised COLORBOND® steel or ZINCALUME® steel) that are placed over the joints found in roof and wall construction. These joints are often found around fan vents, chimneys, plumbing vent stacks, and other features that protrude out of a house’s roof.

When correctly installed, the flashing will help gravity do its work — it directs water away from the joints and toward the rest of the roof, where it will then be able to flow down to the ground.

Buying from the best

It’s important to stress that purchasing only the best quality roof flashings is a must when you’re building or repairing your home. You can get your roof flashings from Bayside Roofing Materials — pick standard ones, or have ones custom-made and folded to your requirements in either Colorbond, Zincalume or any other metal of your choice (and fast, same-day service is available for your convenience). Other roof flashing products like parapet capping, apron flashing, box gutters, valley, roll top ridge, and window flashings are also available.
A good roof flashing should be:
Durable and low maintenance — They should be able to last a significant amount of time without requiring countless repairs or replacements.

— Metal flashings can be prone to rust when exposed to water and moisture, so it’s best to wash the flashing in soapy water first or apply paint thinner, and then apply a special primer. After these steps, apply the appropriate number of coats of paint so the flashing will be sure to remain strong against the elements.

Able to accommodate movement 
— Because the roof is exposed to temperature extremes, its materials can expand or contract constantly;  harsh sunlight and heat can cause them to expand, while temperature drops in the evening lead them to contract. The flashing you choose must be able to allow for these movements without being damaged, and while remaining as leak-proof as ever.