In a broad sense, pipe roof flashing or rubber boot flashing is the process of installing thin pieces of impervious material that prevent water from entering a structure from a joint. In this case, roof penetration flashing is used to waterproof pipes and any other roof protrusions. Once flashed by an installer, the cone-shaped rubber must be cut and stretched to fit the pipe. One of the most important design elements for pipe flashings is their durability; constantly exposed to the elements, poor quality pipe flashings will be hard to maintain and will inevitably breakdown. The flexibility of our rubber roof boot will accommodate for pipe movement through expansion and contraction through different weather cycles. The whole package is held in place by a quality aluminum base which easily conforms to the panels of your roof. Using our patented Aztec technology, we have created a new engineering standard in pipe flashing for profiled roofing.
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Every penetration through the exterior cladding creates gaps that are potential air leakage paths. This air may also take water with it - the risks increase as conditions become wetter or windier. Air leakage paths can become water leakage paths. This is done by providing gaps in the cladding that allow higher pressure air into the wall assembly so that the pressure in the assembly is increased to a similar level as the external pressure.
For all types of roofs Good roofing practice allows penetration movement independent of the roof. This requires a flexible seal at the penetration and proper attachment to the roof. With the complexity and assortment of roofing systems available today, a variety of designs is required to work with all conditions. A good flashing system must be versatile, economical, maintenance-free, simple to install and adapt to multiple penetrations and angle irons, yet have uniformity allowing fast, easy installation and specification.
We also have every type of Retrofit Flashing Boot Rubber roof-pipe flashings are designed to seal round penetrations and can be use in all types of roofs or walls. The are engineered to accommodate the extreme movement in pipes due to temperature and weather, while maintaining a watertight seal. The materials for rubber flashing boots are engineered to provide very long-term performance. They also provide electrical insulation important in lightning storms. The Mini and Mini-2 and Mini-3 styles are used for smaller penetrations such as wires, conduit, insulators, solar mounts, and waterproofing for antennas and lighting rods.