Flashing Roofing Techniques
The term “flashing” refers to the installation of a lighted sign or other decorative object on top of your roof. There are many different types of flashing roofing techniques available. Some of them include:
Wall-to-wall flashing – This type of flashing involves installing a sign or other decorative object on top of the wall behind which it will be installed. By flashing the sign behind the wall, the illumination of the sign can be more directed. This is most helpful in noisy areas which are illuminated by street lights or other sources of light pollution.
This should be done at least 6 inches from the very edge of the wall, and at least 2 feet in from the corners.
Roof-to-wall flashing – This type of flashing involves installing a sign or other decorative object on top of the roof from which it will be viewed. This is one of the most affordable types of flashing roofing techniques to implement. It is also one of the most common.
In cases where there is a lot of light pollution, it may be necessary to put the signs higher up on the roof to get them above the light pollution. This type of flashing also covers the sides of the sign as well as the top and bottom, giving the sign more protection from wind and weather.
Flashing roofs are not just used for decorative purposes. They can also be used as a safety precaution. For example, when working on a ladder it is always good to have someone stationed at the bottom in case the ladder starts to slip.
This person can then provide support and prevent the ladder from falling.
It is the same with flashing a roof. By installing flashing at the corners of a roof, you provide extra support and reinforcement. This prevents the wind from picking up the roof and consequently the ladder as well.
It is important to remember that flashing the roof protects not only the ladder, but the one flashing the roof as well.
Flashing a roof can be a difficult and dangerous task. If you would rather not do it yourself, there are professionals out there that can do it for you. If you’re interested in having this done for you, just contact your local handyman or home repair service.
Thanks again for using The Handyman Company for all of your flashing roofing needs. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us on our toll-free help line anytime.
John L. Handyman
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Sources & references used in this article:
- Roof flashing (WHC Ness – US Patent 2,250,548, 1941 – Google Patents)
- Flashing (ME Bever – US Patent 1,935,829, 1933 – Google Patents)
- Membrane and flashing defects in low-slope roofing: Causes and effects on performance (DM Bailey, D Bradford – Journal of performance of constructed …, 2005 – ascelibrary.org)
- Butt joint flashing sheet (C Hansen – US Patent App. 29/552,141, 2018 – Google Patents)
- Adjustable combined flashing and mounting apparatus and method of mounting to be used therewith (RF Schaefer, D Kreutzman – US Patent 9,680,409, 2017 – Google Patents)
- Flashing for mortar joints (HH Edwards – US Patent 3,241,272, 1966 – Google Patents)