Graphical Construction Glossary >> Roofs and roofing. >> Roof Features >> Stepped Flashing
The photo shows a lead flashing to a slate roof. The main part to note is that the vertical face of the flashing material turns into a slot cut into the brickwork. Lead is the favourite material to use for slate and tile roofs because of it's ability to be dressed around the profile of the slate joints.
On metal roofs the procedure is the same with the flashing tucked into a slot and the sealed with a sealant that is compatible to the roofing material.
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