Evo Building Products has long claimed the title of having the best solutions for every budget and situation in the lead free flashing category in Australia. Now, with the introduction of its latest addition to the range ‘Dakaflash’, the choice just got better.
Wakaflex is the leading selling lead free product in Australia. It’s been that way for over 10 years primarily because it’s easier and faster to use than lead, but also because no other lead free option comes close in terms of quality and features. Wakaflex has become famous as the lead free flashing with two unique butyl strips, and has outsold the competitors for many years. Other lead free products have come… And simply failed.
Wakaflex was introduced in Australia in 2002. Smartform made its debut 10 years later in 2012. Now in 2015, Dakaflash is being released in Australia. The lead free market continues to go from strength to strength each year and users are demanding more choice. Each product has different features and pricing so that you can be provided with a suitable solution for any situation, all from one trust source… Us!
Dakaflash is a cross between Smartform and Wakaflex – it sits right between them both taking some features from each to make a brand new product. Dakaflash is fully adhesive with a butyl backing like Smartform, but it also has a honeycomb mesh running through it like Wakaflex. This makes Dakaflash suitable for many of the applications that you have come to expect from Wakaflex – Abutments, step flashings and Dutch Gables. Dakaflash will also be suitable for box gutters, verandahs and retro fitting repairs.
Although Wakaflex can be used on metal roofing, we tend to recommend looking at Smartform for this application primarily because of its flexibility. But now Dakaflash can be recommended for this. Although it won’t have the same stretch as Smartform (which has over 60% stretch) it will have a stronger rigidity supported by the aluminium mesh if that’s what’s required.
So whether you are looking for a fully reinforced butyl backed flashing or the all familiar Wakaflex with the two butyl strips for easy installation, the options are now available. They all come in 5mth length rolls and a variety of colours and widths. Most importantly they all come from the same quality European manufacturer. This helps to ensure consistent quality. Wakaflex will continue to be the premium solution on all new builds but you could also incorporate Dakaflash into consideration if you prefer using a product with a fully adhesive backing.
Available in all good hardware and plumbing outlets across the country. Try lead free on your next project, it’s easier and faster to use than lead flashing.