Barge cappings are fitted to water proof the junction bewteen the fascia or the barge board and the roof sheeting - providing an attractive finish to the roof.
These flashings are usually right angled flashings installed at each end wall where the end wall sheets meet the roof sheeting and a water proof capping is required to seal the property. They are also available in custom made designs to suit your specific requirements.
♦ Measurements- 10mm hook, 75mm rise, 140mm accross the roof with a 10mm break at the end.
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A Few Important Things to Remember When Installing Roof Flashing
Your home's roof does a pretty good job of protecting you from the elements. However, when water and moisture wind their way beneath its surface, you can expect structural damage as well as the hefty repair costs involved.
In order to prevent water from getting into the roof's interiors, roof flashing should be properly installed. Flashing refers to the strips that are used to cover the intersections between roofs and walls, which are also called headwalls and sidewalls. These intersections are usually the entry point for water.
Flashing needs to be installed from the bottom going up and layered in shingle fashion on the intersections. This essentially creates a seal against water.
Kickout flashing refers to the piece that goes over the edge of the roof. Its main function is to divert the water away from the main structure.
If you notice leaks on your roof, it is highly likely that the main cause would be the flashing detail.
If you are planning to install the flashing on your roof, here are few mistakes to avoid.
First, you need to avoid leaving exposed nails on your roof as these can create wear points. These wear points, in turn, can make the roof more vulnerable to leaks.
During the preparation for the installation of flashing, you have to make sure that you avoid creating more holes than you actually need. The flashing should be nailed to the sidewall only while the siding and the other piece of flashing are used to cover the nail head.
You might be tempted to reuse the old flashing on your roof. However, old flashing will wear out sooner and you will end up buying and installing flashing quicker than you ought to.
Finally, make sure that you apply the caulking properly to create a tighter seal against water. If you fail to apply the caulking properly, you will notice that it will dry up, crack or crumble soon. If you do notice any of these, make sure that you reapply caulking as soon as possible.
Experts also advise that roofs and flashing should be regularly checked for leaks and other issues which can compromise their performance.
If you are planning to replace and install roof flashing, you can purchase from Metal Roofing Online right in the convenience of your home. We offer the lowest prices and guarantee fast delivery for orders. We are a trusted Bluescope steel supplier.