Roof Repair in Johannesburg North
We have recently received a number of calls with enquiries about doing small jobs in Johannesburh North, whether we need to be on site for 1 month OR 1 day, no job is too big OR too small. Here is an example of some smaller jobs we’ve recently done.
We were called out to have a look at this leaking roof & discovered that there was a major problem around the chimney. Upon inspection Mark decided it would be best to install an apron flashing to prevent any further problems.
What is a Flashing?
Flashing refers to thin pieces of impervious material installed to prevent the passage of water into a structure from a joint or as part of a weather resistant barrier system.
Before the availability of sheet products for flashing carpenters used creative methods to minimize water penetration such as angling roof shingles away from the joint, placing chimneys at the ridge, and building steps into the sides of chimneys to throw off water. The introduction of manufactured flashing decreased water penetration at obstacles such as chimneys, vent pipes, walls which abut roofs, window and door openings, etc. thus making buildings more durable and reducing indoor mould & damp problems.
Flashing may be exposed or concealed. Exposed flashing is usually of a sheet metal and concealed flashing may be metal or a flexible, adhesive backed, material particularly around wall penetrations such as window and door openings.
We will be re-visiting this Johannesburg North client in winter to re-spray his roof with our brand new Infra-Red Cool Coating for the best Professional Solution.