Installing Copper Flashing – Is it really the long term solution? Pt1

copper flashingA properly installed copper roof will likely be the last roof ever installed on the building. When professionally designed and installed, a copper roof can provide an economical, long-term roofing solution. When properly designed and installed, a copper roof provides an economical, long-term roofing solution that is also both impressive and attractive. A properly installed metal roof will last well over fifty years and easily pay for its higher initial cost. Pomaville Roofing has over 60 years experience repairing, fabricating, and installing copper roofing materials. Copper sheet metal has been and continues to be a beautiful, durable roofing material.

Ken Barlow from Rochester Roofing Contractors is of the opinion that when it come to Rochester roofing projects the application of copper flashing is well worth the investment. On one of their recent projects you could see that the apron flashing is the first piece of flashing installed along the bottom side of the chimney. You can see the white base flashing rising from the roof up under the rusting counter flashing. The roofer starts at the lower spot where the flat roof meets the wall or chimney and installs flashing and shingles alternately, working upward along the roof. Typical applications include valley flashing, base flashing, counter flashing, and chimneyflashing. Enough to remove the old rusty flashing out of the chimney, but not further. The tiles must be removed to expose the original flashing metal, the metal must be fully removed, and then the new metal must be installed.

Roof flashing is the process of adding a thin layer of waterproof material to a roof that keeps water from entering your home and roof. Flashing is used to prevent water from getting under the roof and damaging the roof decking as well as the ceiling below it. There are many areas for water to penetrate on your roof.

Special thanks to Ken Barlow

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753 W Main St
Suite 2
Rochester, NY

585 360 0174

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