What can replace the lead (Pb) flashings and still survive the coastal and extreme UV environments? The patented Lifetime Tool Stainless Steel Ultimate Pipe Flashing, made from 316L Stainless Steel for long-term performance in coastal and extreme UV environments. The Ultimate Pipe Flashing provides a seal to the pipe with a flexible bushing made from a silicone elastomer which accommodates daily movement from thermal changes on the roof. The pipe seal is then reinforced with a PVC collar engineered to provide compression of the seal to the pipe. The combination of 316L stainless steel, silicone rubber, and solid molded PVC provide resistance to sunlight, UV, coastal and non-coastal chlorides, and thermal movement, making the Stainless Steel Ultimate Pipe Flashing an option when replacing lead (Pb) flashings on the roof in coastal or any other environments.
For decades, existing pipe flashings (including lead) used by most roofers either fail at the time of installation or shortly thereafter. While lead (Pb) has been banned in most construction applications (paints, window blinds) for content in the parts per million, it is still used, as solid lead, in roofing because there has not been an effective alternative. Lead flashings are not only hazardous, but they do not handle mechanical stress from thermal movement; do not adequately accommodate pitch; and are difficult to re-shape and install. These failures result in hidden water and mold damage that may go undetected for years.
Lifetime Tool offers the Ultimate Pipe Flashing along with its warranty for the life of your roofing shingle, tile, or slate.
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