Roof Flashing

Roof Flashing NZ

Roof flashing in NZ is essential to protect your home from the elements and ensure that your roof has a tidy and finished appearance. Yet, despite the critical role flashing plays, many Kiwi homeowners overlook it when designing and maintaining their homes.

Here at NZ Spouting, we offer a full range of services to meet your needs for flashing, spouting and guttering. These include installations of flashing for new builds or home renovations, replacements of existing flashing and repairs if your flashing has been damaged.

We’re Auckland’s number one choice when it comes to all your flashing requirements. Whether you’re a homeowner or property investor, if you need help with your roof flashing, just turn to us.

For more information or to get a quote, please contact our team.

Why Is Flashing Important?

Your flashing helps prevent water from getting under the shingles on your roof or around structures like chimneys, skylights and vents. It’s also essential where your roof meets with walls, its gutters and along its edges.

That is because these areas are the ones where the shingles and underlying layers are vulnerable to wear and tear, making flashing necessary for leak prevention.

When your flashing is not performing as it should be, water will leak into the structure of your roof. This leakage can cause considerable damage, which might require you to spend time and money on expensive repairs down the line.

By keeping your home safe from leaks, flashing prevents related issues, such as the development of mould, moisture damage or even harm to the structural integrity of your property.

However, problems with flashing can arise long before homeowners begin to notice that something is wrong. For this reason, if you know or sense that your flashing might have an issue, it’s vital to act quickly to protect your home and minimise the cost and trouble of repairs.

After all, repairing or replacing your flashing is much cheaper than replacing your entire roof!

To discuss your requirements for roof flashing or to get a free, no-obligation quote for our installation, repair and replacement services, please contact the NZ Spouting team.

What Is Roof Flashing?

Flashing is a flat, thin material used in construction to prevent water from entering the openings and cracks in a roof. It’s typically placed underneath the shingles to redirect water away from your windows, chimneys and roof valleys, where it could leak into your home and lead to dampness or damage.

Most flashing is made from metals, with popular choices including copper, aluminium and stainless or galvanised steel.

If you need flashing installed in your home, we recommend turning to the professionals, especially if your flashing has to go around rooftop structures such as chimneys, vents, skylights, doors and gutters.

The team at NZ Spouting have extensive experience installing, repairing and maintaining flashing on Kiwi homes.

Common Types of Roof Flashing

Most roof flashing in NZ is made from lightweight, easy-to-install aluminium; malleable, durable copper; or sleek, modern, galvanised steel. 

There are different types and styles of flashing, with popular choices including: 

  • Continuous Flashing
  • Base Flashing
  • Counter Flashing
  • Step Flashing
  • Skylight Flashing
  • Valley Flashing
  • Drip Edges
  • Kickout Flashing

Whether you need repairs or maintenance performed on your existing flashing or installations of new flashing, our team can help. Get in touch with NZ Spouting for a free quote on high-quality flashing work today. We offer 10-year guarantees on our materials, which, alongside our expert workmanship, means you can be sure you’ll get results that stand the test of time.

Installing New Roof Flashing

Flashing directs water away from the areas in your roof that are most susceptible to leaks. For this reason, it’s essential that your roof flashing is appropriately installed so that you get the greatest return on your investment.

Choosing a professional installation team will ensure that your new flashing will be set up to do a great job protecting your roof, extending its lifespan and preventing damage to your home’s structural integrity.

If you would like more information about our flashing installation services or to request a free, no-obligation quote, please get in touch with the NZ Spouting team.

How Do I Fix My Roof Flashing?

Your flashing should be one of the most durable materials on your roof, which means that it shouldn’t need to be fixed very often. That’s why you must choose an installation team that does the job right the first time. That way, you can ensure that your flashing will provide you with the durability and performance necessary to keep your home secure and dry.

We also recommend choosing rust-resistant flashing, for instance, roof flashing made from copper or steel, especially if your home is located in or near a coastal area. 

However, even the toughest flashing isn’t completely immune to damage and wear and tear. You might be wondering whether you can repair damaged flashing at home, as it can be a significant cause of roof leaks. While DIY work might be appropriate for minor fixes, as a general rule, we recommend calling in the professionals. 

If your flashing’s suffering from corrosion, has multiple holes or other forms of extensive damage, the NZ Spouting team can get it repaired or replaced correctly. We’ll provide you with a ten-year guarantee on all of our materials and excellent workmanship so that you get results that last.

Roof Flashing and Guttering

If you’re replacing your existing flashing or installing new flashing, we recommend also installing new gutter flashing at the same time. Your gutter flashing is what keeps water from running under the shingles at the edge of your roof, protecting your fascia boards from dripping water.

If your water were to drip behind your gutters and down your fascia boards, it could rot and damage the wood behind them, which may even cause your gutters to loosen from your roof. 

Are you looking to get your roof flashing repaired or replaced? Just turn to the experts here at NZ Spouting. We offer high-quality services, excellent materials and great customer care, all at competitive prices. Just contact us for a free, no-obligation quote today.