solar roof flashing
Flashing is an integral part of your roofing system whose primary purpose is tokeep the roof waterproof and airtight by covering open spaces. The areas sealed include gaps,joints,or edges. In,flashing is essential and done before installing the mounting system.
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What is flashing on a roof?
When holes are made in a roof鈥攆or vent pipes or solar mounts鈥攆lashing is the material used to stop water from leaking into the roof.
What happens if you don鈥檛 have flashing on a solar roof?
Without flashing, a residential roof with solar might become a leaky mess. When holes are made in a roof鈥攆or vent pipes or solar mounts鈥攆lashing is the material used to stop water from leaking into the roof.
How do you install aluminum flashing on a roof?
Aluminum flashing is installed by lifting the shingles and inserting the flashing underneath. It secures to the roof by the weight of the roofing material or by nails. 鈥淎luminum flashing has been in the industry so long, that many people have used it since they began installing solar,鈥?Dalton said.
What types of flashing are used on asphalt shingles?
The most common type of flashing is made of aluminum, but there have been advances in this area of the roofing market, as SolarRoofHook 鈥榮 marketing director Samantha Dalton explained during a recent Solar Power World webinar. Below you鈥檒l find more information on the main types of flashing used on asphalt shingle roofs.