Products To Make Your Life Easier
Evo Build specialises in importing products that make trades people’s lives easier. Today we want to highlight the Flashtite to you.
In the scenario where you have a penetration through a tiled roof, think FLASHTITE! Imagine using a pre-fabricated penetration flashing where you:
– Don’t need any specialist tools
– Won’t have to use toxic materials
– Won’t have to carry heavy items up onto the roof
– Can paint the material to match the colour of the roof
– Can fully mould the Wakaflex base to the shape of the tile; it’s neat and it’s watertight
Thankfully this is a reality, because the Flashtite caters for all of the above and more.
The Flashtite is the go to solution for flashing around a penetration through a tiled roof.
The Flashtite utilises a Wakaflex base, which is a non-toxic, butyl adhesive flashing. For the penetration itself, there is an EPDM boot attached to the Wakaflex base that creates a seal around the penetration itself.
The Flashtite comes with additional adhesive strips for the top and bottom ends of the Wakaflex base, to ensure that there is no blow back of water underneath the flashing.
The Types Of Flashtite
They come in 4 different sizes, allowing you to use them for penetrations ranging from 5mm up to a maximum of 150mm.The base can also be painted to match into any tile colour that you wish.
The Flashtites can be used to go around penetrations such as piping, solar cables, or pergolas and verandas.
The installation of a Flashtite is quick and easy.
– Cut the EPDM rubber boot to size.
– Stick an adhesive strip at the top and bottom edges of the Flashtite, in between the two butyl strips (they will run horizontally on the roof when the Flashtite is installed).
– Peel off the middle section of the protective backing on the Flashtite, and push over the penetration and into position on the tile. Use a tiny bit of water on the penetration to slide the EPDM boot over it more easily if required.
– Form an anti-capillary edge on the high side of the base. This is to be placed underneath the top tile.
– Peel off the protective coverings on the underside of the Flashtite, and also the adhesive strips that you have added. Firmly push the body of the Flashtite onto the tile, paying particular attention to push the adhesive sections down, and also moulding the main body of the Flashtite to the tile as best as possible.
– Apply a neutral cure silicone along all edges and on top of the rubber cone.