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Why Choose Sheet Metal Flashings?

December 25th, 2019 |
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Sheet metal flashings refer to thin pieces of metal that are waterproof and fixed in place to prevent the penetration of water into a structure.

In modern buildings sheet metal flashings are installed to lessen water passage around objects such as door openings, chimneys, windows, walls, and vent pipes. The flashings make the buildings durable and reduce indoor mold complications.

Sheet metal flashings can be made of zinc alloy, lead, stainless steel, copper, aluminum, and other materials.

Sheet metal flashings have numerous benefits!

The material covers the thermoplastic membrane flashing fixed at vertical and horizontal roof junctions. Sheet metal flashings protect the membrane flashing from any damage. Sheet metal flashings are corrosion resistant.

Selecting the Best Sheet Metal Flashings

There are numerous kinds of sheet metal flashings in the market today. The two that are most generally bought are stainless steel and aluminum. These kinds of metal are very durable and are simply fabricated when designing roof-related flashings.

Stainless steel and aluminum are usually used for roof-connected flashing such as roofing, copings, penetration pockets, gravel guards, counter flashings, and through-wall flashings.

The Essence of Sheet Metal Flashing

Sheet metal flashing prevents the debris and moisture from getting in the small open areas of the roof.

Different people around the world use it because of the following reasons:

-To protect chimneys from letting in any moisture

-To keep off the dust and the dirt from accumulating in the openings

-Strengthening the roof to withstand strong winds and rainfall

A large number of people highly recommend sheet metal flashings because it is durable, weatherproof, and stays firmly in place in case of blizzards.

Since 2004, Klassen Building Supplies has been a leader in sheet metal fabrication, supply, and installation in the Vancouver area. Klassen also does considerable custom metal work.

If you have any questions about this article or any of our sheet metal supplies, please call us at (604) 543-7331 or use the convenient form on our Contact page. Klassen is based in Surrey, BC.

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flashing_(weatherproofing)

https://www.arcaonline.ca/manual/tp-section-8-sheet-metal-flashings


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