Top Flashing Offers Impressive Benefits
Installing top flashing provides our customers with a number of advantages compared to other available types of flashing, such as lead, steel, copper, or aluminum. Here are some features of roll flashing that help explain why we prefer it to other flashing alternatives.
Lead is still the most common type of flashing material used on homes in Florida, but this hazardous metal can leach out into the rainwater that flows off your roof and end up in the soil around your home. Our’s is 100 percent lead free, so it’s a non-toxic, safe and green option that won’t contaminate your living environment.
Quick, Hassle-Free Installation.
Installing top flashing takes about only half the time of other flashing materials, as there’s no need for prefabrication, specialized tools or welding. The flexible material can be cut to shape right at the application site using scissors or a utility knife, and it self-welds to clay, concrete and metal without the need for heat or additional adhesives. It can also stretch 50 percent in length and 15 percent in width, making it the perfect material for sealing around complex shapes, corners and for flashing deeply-profiled roofing tile.
Works for Virtually All Flashing Applications.
Its flexibility and ease of installation makes roll flashing the best choice for a wide variety of flashing applications including around chimneys, pipes, head walls, abutments, roof vents, skylights, valley junctures or soakers, solar panels, roof-to-wall or step flashings and pitch transitions.
Durable and Weather Resistant.
Although it’s lightweight and flexible, roll top flashing is designed for durability. It’s formed from an aluminum honeycomb mesh that’s embedded into two heavy-duty layers of butyl-based rubber. The flashing doesn’t expand or contract due to temperature changes, it’s resistant to UV rays, and it stands up to heavy rain and high winds, which makes it well-suited to the weather extremes we experience here in Florida.