At Fort Bend Steel Supply, we know that the accessories you use for your build are just as important as your primary building supplies. We also understand that the weather in Houston can be unpredictable. Flashing is a small building accessory that can add serious protection against rain damage, keeping your build safe in a variety of weather conditions. Read on to learn why flashing is a great addition to any outdoor project.
What is Flashing?
Flashing is a small, thin piece of metal, rubber, or plastic used to prevent water from entering through a joint or edge in a structure. When a drainage plane ends near the edge of a structure, flashing is used to direct water away from sensitive parts of the building which may be prone to damage.
Different Reasons to Use Flashing
There are different types of flashings available to serve different purposes. Head flashings can be used to protect doors and windows, while step flashings are integrated into shingles for seamless water direction on a roof. With a variety of options, there is a type of flashing for nearly every type of build.
The Importance of Small Details
Whether you need trim, flashings, or any other building accessory, Fort Bend Steel Supply is here to help. We understand the importance of these small pieces and can quickly create custom steel parts for any job, big or small. Don’t waste your time with an impersonal big-box store. Call us at 281-499-5800 to talk to a local professional who understands your needs.