What is a tile (or transition) flashing on a tile and metal roof?

Most houses in Sydney have a tile roof at the front and an additional metal skillion roof at the rear.

The intersection between the tile roof (which is usually steeper) … and the low pitched metal roof (klipolok, trimdek or corrugated profiles) should be flashed correctly using a tile or transition flashing.

Many roofs do not have the correct tile flashing and this is where problems can arise. Pieces of lead are not the correct way of flashing the intersection…

The training You Tube videos below show what a tile transition flashings is … and how it is installed to stop leaks between the tile and metal roofs…

 

By Jack Yuen

Now in my early 60's, I started work as a civil engineer specialising in building things. In 1999, the Sydney hailstorm struck and I was asked to fix all the broken roofs in the eastern suburbs. Today, I have a great bunch of roofers and we go around Sydney tracking down roof leaks and fixing them or putting on colorbond metal roof replacements...

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