Expert Q&A: Roofing Accessories
Your roof is one of the most important, practical investments of your home. In addition to the shingles and sheathing, homeowners should also consider roofing accessories. In this segment of The Marc and Mandy Show, our friends from Calgary Elite Roofing answers questions about roofing accessories. Keep reading for the Q & A.
Q: What are some common issues when dealing with exhaust fans in bathrooms?
Calgary Elite Roofing: You want to make sure it’s connected properly and also running properly. I’ve run into two major issues when dealing with bathroom fan exhaust. One is the moisture trapping inside the piping itself and then travelling back and causing stains on the bathroom fan. Another issue: if it is not connected properly, you are then pumping the condensation that’s supposed to be pumping out of your bathroom into your attic space, which can cause major building envelop issues and condensation inside your attic.
Q: What advice do you have for installing flashing?
Calgary Elite Roofing: What is really important for your flashings in general is the overlap and the gauge of your metal. You also want to make sure your metal screwed and not nailed. What you should see is a positive overlap. This is important because you want the water to go over the metal and not behind, which will create major leaks. Your flashing detail is where you are most likely to get leaks in the whole roofing system. That is why it is important to have to have the right quality for the metal and it needs to be installed properly.
For the answers to these questions and more, check out the video above or visit the Calgary Elite Roofing website.
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