Boral® Roofing LLC, a provider of durable and energy-efficient new and retrofit roofing systems, has announced Wakaflex®, the quick and easy flashing solution for any roof, is now listed through IAPMO UES as a permanent flashing. The product earned the distinction by undergoing and passing an extremely rigorous 2,000-hour UV exposure test.
During testing, the product maintained its original performance properties, which include the adhesion of the butyl strips to various materials including concrete, clay, stone coated steel, polymer roofing, aluminum, galvanized steel, vinyl, and wood structured panels. The approval also includes the use of Wakaflex as a permanent flashing for solar applications in California.
Wakaflex is tough and durable, and its numerous applications and performance abilities make it ideally suited for use with virtually all roofing materials. This IAPMO UES listing is important as it clearly demonstrates the performance capabilities of the product to building officials and homeowners. Ideal for difficult and complex details, Wakaflex contains an internal aluminum mesh, making it extremely flexible and easy to shape and form to virtually any surface. Wakaflex chemically seals to itself and its polyisobutylene material composition makes the flashing extremely resistant to all weather conditions.
The flashing may be used for step flashings, headwalls, pipe penetrations, pitch transitions, valley junctures, valley soakers, chimneys, and skylights. It may also be used as a solution for solar panels, hip and ridge junctures, sidewalls, splayed gables, and various repair applications, as well as for tricky details that require weather protection. One highly notable product attribute is its lead-free composition.