Metal flashing is a type of roofing flashing that is made from metal materials such as aluminum, copper, galvanized steel, or stainless steel. It is commonly used in roofing applications due to its durability, weather resistance, and ability to create a watertight barrier.
Metal flashing is available in various shapes and forms to suit different roofing needs. Some common types of metal flashing used in roofing include
Step flashing Step flashing consists of individual metal pieces that are layered with roofing shingles or other roofing materials. Each piece overlaps the one below it and is integrated into the wall or vertical surface to create a stepped pattern. Step flashing is typically used where a sloped roof meets a vertical surface like a wall or chimney.
Continuous flashing Continuous flashing, also known as continuous ridge flashing or apron flashing, is a long strip of metal that is installed along the edge of a roof, particularly at the eaves and rakes. It provides a continuous barrier to prevent water infiltration at these vulnerable areas.