The most common cause of a leaking roof is when a Roof Flashing is missing or damaged. A ‘flashing’ is a covering that is installed on the roof to prevent rain water from flowing through under the roof. Entry points for water to leak through when not diverted are typically where the roof joins a wall, along roof valleys, and the perimeter around a chimney, vent or skylight. Nearly anywhere where the runoff is heavy or where two opposing surfaces meet, can be susceptible and hence requires the protection that roof flashing Marrickville provide. When installing roof flashing, Roof Plumbing Sydney takes great care to protect the flashing from reacting with other roofing materials. For example, if a metal flashing comes into direct contact with a metal roof, corrosion can occur, causing rust and metal decay. Flashings are nailed or stapled securely into place around the penetrations in the roof. All gaps are sealed with glue, caulk or waterproof cement. If your flashing is made up of cement or tar, we recommend that it be tested, and ideally be replaced with a newer method of roof flashing Marrickville.
At Roof Plumbing Sydney we prefer to use galvanised steel or aluminium flashing materials. Galvanised steel is a low-cost, durable and robust material. Aluminium is malleable, which allows it to be bent around odd shapes in a roof. Both types of flashing are low-maintenance and long-lasting. Rubber and synthetic materials are a popular choice amongst our clients, as these are easier to install and are more cost effective. Prior to commencing your job, we will discuss your options, and provide the associated costs so you can make an informed decision. Roof Plumbing Sydney’s fully equipped, on premises sheet metal folder and workshop means all your roofing, flashing and guttering requirements can all be taken care of under the one roof. Roof Plumbing Sydney offers a wide range of roofing materials to suit all types of building projects including metal, polycarbonate and fibreglass roofing, metal walling plus guttering, fascia, flashings and a range of home improvement products.