The material that is used for flashing needs to be malleable,
so that it can be formed around the different contours of the roof.
This is where lead has proven the best, it can be formed easily into complicated shapes without tearing.
Where is flashing used on a roof?
it is used around the edges of the roof actually, it's used in the valley's and anywhere the roof meets an outside wall... drip edge is used on the edges, except in areas where precautions must be taken against ice-dams. Flashing is also used where anything passes through the roof A window A stink pipe A flue A chimney stack A vent from a cooker A vent from a bathroom with no outside window. A drain in a flat roof It is used anywhere there is a...
What is a roof apron?
There are two meanings for a roof apron a flashing material, similar to a drip edge, that is installed at the bottom of a roof, channelling the run-off away from the fascia and into a gutter; a flashing along the edge of a roof where it butts into a wall that goes higher than the roof. The flashing directs water away from the wall and onto the roof. ...
Asked in Buildings
Why does a chimney have lead flashing?
Lead flashing was commonly used on chimneys, around other roof penetrations such as vent pipes, and roof junctions, such as valleys. It is still used for this, but is less common because of its cost, and the availability of alternatives. Modern alternatives: pvc, butyl rubber etc. are often less durable. It is used in sheets to create rain resistant junctions because it is soft and malleable and weather durable. The lead sheets are tapped with a rounded hammer around moulding shapes to conform...
Asked in Building and Carpentry, How To
How to install flashing where roof tile meets the roof?
The installing of flashing around roof tiles can be complicated and varies depending on the type of tiles, the flashing material, the conditions (weather etc. that it is exposed to) and the type of junction. To make sure it is done correctly, get drawings and information from the manufacturer of the tiles. Their method may need to be followed for any guarantees to apply. If the manufacturer of the tiles does not exist anymore or cannot be traced, look at traditional or...
What is the best material to use for bay window roofing?
Copper or lead work best because it's easy to flash. The flashing is the metal that keeps the water from getting between the roof and the wall. ...
How do you do a roof?
By removing all the membrane down to the original slab then primming the slab and using 4 ply 15# felt and hot applied bitumen making sure the roof has pitch to the drainage systems and using 4 PSF sheet lead flashing below the membrane ...
How do you install a skylight?
Install the sill flashing first, according to the manufacturer's instructions. As a rule, flashings are nailed into the curb and sometimes cemented to the roof with plastic roof cement, but not nailed to the roof. ...
Asked in Buildings, Architecture
How do you flash a dormer?
A dormer is a small piece of roof that projects from or is not in plane with the main roof plane. It has a junction with the main roof and this junction is where the flashing is required. Dormers can vary in shape, so the exact form of flashing required will vary. The type of flashing also depends on the roofing material, and whether the same material is on the main roof and the dormer roof. If the main roof plane and...
What kind of paint do you use to paint lead flashing?
I don't think it should be painted, isn't that the point of it being lead. ...
Asked in Building and Carpentry, Connecticut
What is the going rate per square for a re-roof in Connecticut?
depending on if your replacing drip edge, turbines flashing etc... and the roof pitch ann how many stories. 170.00-230.00 ...