Flashing Tape, often overlooked yet essential, is a type of adhesive tape that proves to be a game-changer in the construction industry. Its primary function is to form a waterproof barrier around openings and joints in buildings, acting as a shield against water penetration. Typically crafted from robust materials like rubber or polyethylene, Flashing Tape is designed to stand the test of time and the harshest of weather conditions. With a variety of sizes and colours available, it caters to diverse applications, making it an indispensable tool in the construction field.
Why Use Flashing Tape from Evo Build?
When considering the best in the market, Evo Build’s Flashing Tape, also known as Roof Flashing, emerges as a clear front-runner. Offering unparalleled quality and durability compared to other brands, Evo Build’s tapes are manufactured with high-grade materials, ensuring maximum protection against leaks and water damage over prolonged periods. The company has meticulously engineered its tapes to be easily installable, eliminating the need for special tools or equipment. This ease of installation coupled with long-lasting protection makes Evo Build’s Roof Flashing Tape the go-to choice for builders seeking reliable and hassle-free solutions for their construction needs. Choose Evo Build, where superior quality meets unmatched convenience.
Top 4 Evo Build Flashing Tape Options
As leaders in construction solutions, Evo Build proudly presents an array of Flashing Tape options that cater to a variety of needs. Each product in the lineup – Wakaflex, Dakaflash, Smartform, and Flashtites – has been meticulously crafted to tackle different challenges associated with Roof Flashing.
Wakaflex, known as ‘The Next Generation’ of premium, lead-free flashing, brings a revolution in the world of roof flashing. Crafted from highly durable and flexible Polyisobutylene, it’s not only UV resistant but also possesses an exceptional ability to withstand various weather conditions. Nestled inside the butyl rubber body is an aluminium honeycombed mesh that stretches down to form a lasting profile of the roof, effectively preventing any lifting. Each 5m roll features two butyl sealing strips running along each side, ensuring a watertight seal regardless of the roofing material it’s applied to. Wakaflex outshines traditional lead flashing with its installation speed, being up to 50% quicker to install. It requires no specialist tools and can be installed in complete 5m rolls.
One of the striking features of Wakaflex is its unique ability to chemically fuse together when two rolls are overlapped by 50mm, ensuring overlaps are waterproof immediately and fused permanently within minutes. It’s suitable for all common roof materials and typical applications such as abutments, step-flashing, and Dutch gables. Wakaflex also excels in areas where lead flashing cannot be used, such as box gutters, metal roofs, and verandas. Its excellent expandability makes it the go-to flashing for ad-hoc roof features, repairs, and maintenance work, as well as new build installations. Available in the four most common tile colours, Wakaflex can also be painted to match any building design, making it a more aesthetic and safer alternative to lead.
- Suitable for Rainwater Harvesting Systems: Compliant with AS/NZS 4020:2005.
- CSIRO Tested: Complies with AS/NZS 2904:1995.
- Non-Toxic: Made from Polyisobutylene rubber and aluminium, safe for installers and the environment.
- Lightweight: Weighs only 4.5kg for a 280mm roll, easy to handle.
- Quick & Easy To Install: Requires no special tools and is 50% quicker to install compared to lead flashing.
- Temperature Stability: Operates between -40º C to 100º C.
- UV Resistant: Compliant with DIN 16726.
- Installation Length: Can be installed in complete 5m lengths with only a 50mm overlap needed for a watertight seal.
- Guaranteed: Comes with a 10-year nationwide guarantee.
Suitable For Use:
- Common Roof Materials: Compatible with all common roof materials.
- Typical Applications: Ideal for abutments, step-flashing, and Dutch gables.
- Areas Where Lead Flashing Cannot Be Used: Perfect for box gutters, metal roofs, and verandas.
- Ad-Hoc Roof Features, Repairs, Maintenance Work: Great expandability makes it perfect for these uses.
- New Build Installations: A versatile choice for every project.
Size & Colour:
Wakaflex is available in three widths and four tile colours:
- Lead Grey: Available in 280mm, 370mm, and 560mm widths.
- Black: Available in 280mm, 370mm, and 560mm widths.
- Brown: Available in 280mm width.
- Terracotta: Available in 280mm, 370mm, and 560mm widths.
While it comes in these standard colours, Wakaflex can be painted to match any building design, making it a versatile choice for all your roofing projects.
Dakaflash is a cutting-edge composite laminate flashing, designed with the perfect blend of functionality and aesthetics. It boasts a coloured creped aluminium top sheet, paired with a 100% butyl adhesive that’s safeguarded by a two-piece HDPE backing. What sets Dakaflash apart is the reinforcing aluminium mesh embedded within the butyl adhesive, borrowed from the best-selling lead-free flashing, Wakaflex. This reinforcement grants Dakaflash additional rigidity and support, maintaining the smooth contoured finish that users associate with Wakaflex. Despite the reinforcing mesh limiting its stretchability compared to Smartform (60%), Dakaflash still manages an impressive 30% stretch in length. This flexibility surpasses other metal-based flashings and enables Dakaflash to neatly fit around curves and corners, such as bull noses.
Ideal for almost every traditional flashing application, Dakaflash shines when utilised with extreme profiles like verandas, carports, and patios. It can also be incorporated as part of a BAL19 system, making it a versatile choice whether it’s for a new build or maintenance work. By combining the aluminium and butyl body of Smartform with the internal reinforcing mesh from Wakaflex, Dakaflash offers a premium flashing option when performance, aesthetics, and cost-effectiveness are key factors in your flashing choice.
- Added Strength and Stiffness: Internal aluminium reinforcing mesh provides added rigidity.
- Fully Self-Adhesive Butyl Backing: Ensures a secure fit and seal.
- Highly Flexible: Creped aluminium surface stretches up to 30%, allowing for neat dressing around curves and corners.
- Safe and Non-Toxic: Made from aluminium and butyl adhesive, safe for installers and the environment.
- Compliance: Complies with AS/NZS 2904:1995 ‘Damp proof courses & flashings’ and AS/NZS 4020:2005 ‘Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water’.
- BAL 19 System Compatible: Can be used as part of a BAL 19 system.
- Lightweight: Weighs only 3kg for a 300mm roll, easy to handle on-site and in-store.
- Quick & Easy to Install: Requires no special tools; can be easily cut to length with scissors.
- Installation Length: Can be installed in complete 5m roll lengths.
- Watertight Joins: Butyl to butyl joining provides an instant watertight seal.
Suitable For Use:
- Traditional Flashing Applications: Ideal for all common roof flashing jobs.
- Extreme Profiles: Excels when used with verandas, carports, and patios.
- New Builds & Maintenance: Versatile choice for every project.
Size & Colour:
Dakaflash is available in two widths – 300mm and 450mm, and three appealing colours:
- Lead Grey: Adds a classic touch to any roofing project. Available in both 300mm and 450mm widths.
- Black: Offers a sleek, modern look. Available in both 300mm and 450mm widths.
- Terracotta: Provides a warm, rustic appeal. Available in both 300mm and 450mm widths.
With Dakaflash, you can ensure that your roof not only performs well but also complements the overall aesthetics of your property.
Smartform is a groundbreaking solution in the realm of roof flashing and all-purpose repair tapes. This lead-free flashing has been meticulously engineered with a creped aluminium top sheet, a design feature that imparts a remarkable stretchability of up to 60% along its length. Such flexibility allows Smartform to flawlessly flash over extreme roof profiles while maintaining a watertight seal with the roof surface. The product’s 100% butyl adhesive backing ensures a neatly sealed flashing between the wall and the roof, effectively preventing any water from seeping underneath. With its lightweight design and easy installation process, Smartform proves to be ideal for retrospective flashing repairs and roof maintenance, cutting down installation time by half compared to traditional flashing materials.
The versatility of Smartform is truly unmatched. It can be dressed 360° around roof penetrations such as pipes and vents, making it an asset in complex roofing scenarios. Furthermore, compatibility issues are non-existent with Smartform. Whether it’s lining box gutters or carrying out repair work on metal or PVC roofing components, Smartform rises to the occasion every time.
- High Stretch: The creped aluminium composite top sheet can stretch up to 60%, accommodating extreme roof profiles.
- Adhesive: The 100% butyl self-adhesive backing ensures a secure and watertight seal.
- CSIRO Tested: Complies with AS/NZS 2904:1995 ‘Damp proof courses and flashings’ as tested by CSIRO.
- Non-Toxic: Made from aluminium and butyl, Smartform is safe for both installers and the environment.
- Lightweight: Weighing just 2.5kg for a 300mm roll, it’s easy to handle and install.
- Quick to Install: Provides a fast, watertight solution in full 5m lengths.
- UV Resistant & Durable: Offers high durability with a flawless finish.
- Watertight Joins: The butyl-to-butyl joining provides an instant waterproof seal.
Suitable For Use:
- Interior and Exterior Flashing: Ideal for all types of flashing applications.
- Roof Penetration Flashing: Can be dressed 360° around roof penetrations such as pipes and vents.
- Verandah & Carports: Perfect for additions like verandah roofs and carports.
- Wall Connections, Dormers, and Chimney Abutments: Adapts to complex structures effortlessly.
- Corners of Skylights: Provides a neat and secure finish.
- Flashing Repairs & Maintenance: Ideal for retrospective flashing repairs and roof maintenance.
Size & Colour:
Smartform is available in three appealing colours and multiple widths:
- Lead Grey: Available in 200mm, 300mm, and 450mm widths.
- Black: Available in 200mm, 300mm, and 450mm widths.
- Terracotta: Available in 200mm, 300mm, and 450mm widths.
Flashtites are an innovative solution in the field of lead-free, prefabricated penetration flashings, designed to cater to all tiled roof flashing applications. The base is constructed from Wakaflex, a high-quality, non-toxic material known for its durability and flexibility. A range of EPDM boots are available, ranging from 50mm to 150mm, ensuring a perfect fit for every application. The unique combination of Flashtite with Wakaflex or Smartform guarantees that any water collected from the roof for water harvesting is free from contaminants, making it safe to use as potable water. One of the standout features of Flashtites is their adhesive strips, eliminating the need for additional products during installation. These can be fitted by hand in mere minutes, offering a quick and efficient solution for all your roof flashing needs.
Whether you’re installing ventilation pipes, solar cabling, antennas, satellite dishes, CCTV, or lighting, Flashtites offer a seamless and secure fit. They are particularly effective for structures like pergolas and verandas, providing a watertight seal that protects against water damage. With four sizes available, you can find the perfect Flashtite for your project, ensuring a snug fit and superior protection.
- Lead-Free: Safe for water harvesting and potable water usage.
- Prefabricated Design: Simplifies installation and ensures a perfect fit.
- Adhesive Strips: No additional products required for installation.
- Quick Installation: Can be fitted by hand in just a couple of minutes.
- Versatile: Suitable for a wide range of applications.
Suitable For Use:
- Ventilation Pipes: Ensures a secure and watertight seal.
- Solar Cabling: Provides protection against weather elements.
- Pergolas & Verandas: Ideal for these structures due to its flexibility and durability.
- Antennas, Satellite Dishes, CCTV, and Lighting: Offers a seamless fit and superior protection.
Size & Colour:
Flashtites are available in the classic Lead Grey colour and come in four different sizes to suit your specific needs:
Benefits of using Evo Build flashing tape
Evo Build’s flashing tapes are more than just tools for construction; they are the key to unlocking a myriad of benefits for your building project. These tapes serve as a cost-effective solution for waterproofing, offering an efficient and economical means of safeguarding your structure from the damaging effects of moisture. But it’s not just about protection; it’s also about eco-friendliness. Evo Build takes pride in offering products that don’t contain harmful chemicals or emit toxic fumes during installation, ensuring you’re not just building better, but also greener.
Moreover, Evo Build stands firmly behind the quality of their products, providing a warranty that offers peace of mind. Whether it’s the Wakaflex, Dakaflash, Smartform or Flashtites, each Flashing Tape option or Roof Flashing solution is backed by this assurance. It’s not just about delivering superior performance in the present, but also about ensuring durability and reliability for the future. With Evo Build’s flashing tapes, you’re investing not just in a product, but in a promise of quality and sustainability.