There are many reasons not to neglect a roof. Obvious or unforeseen roof problems are a pain and undoubtedly a significant expense. One of the most common problems is roof leaks that can cause untimely failure of roof systems.
Problem: Leaking roofs
If there are water stains that extend across ceilings or run down walls, the cause is likely a roof leak. Roofs commonly leak due to flashing (waterproofing) details that weren’t fastened properly during installation, or underperforming flashing material.
Another cause is wind-driven rain that comes in especially around roof windows, dormer walls and through cracks. Flashing around chimneys can rust through if it’s galvanised steel. Water penetrates these areas and works its way behind the flashing into the house. Over a short time, small leaks can lead to big problems, such as mould, rotted battens, spoiled insulation and damaged ceilings.
It is suggested to fix leaks immediately to prevent major damage to the roof structure. Being wise to the products used on your roof and the problems that may arise is key to prevent their escalation.
Solution: Seal the roof in a flash
Traditionally, metal or lead flashing is used to seal junctions on the roof. However, these methods take time to install, the material is inflexible and it requires an expert roofer to install it, not to mention regular maintenance thereafter.
Coverland provides a high-performing, lead-free alternative to traditional solutions, EasyFlash abutment seal.
EasyFlash DIY rolls are easy and quick to install (a simple roll and stick method that saves time), made of a self-adhesive, high-stretch (up to 60%) creped structure with performance CH butyl glue for extreme adhesion to the application surface.
Applicable to all tile profiles, EasyFlash provides a solution for application areas where the wall and roof meet. Coverland Connection Strip, a coated aluminium strip that is fastened securely to the upper edge of the EasyFlash and wall, is applied to provide additional sealing against water ingress.
Even under extreme weather conditions, like long-term high temperatures, heavy rain and high winds, EasyFlash increases the durability of a roof, thanks to its outstanding weather resistance.
Tested at Monier Group Testing Facility in Germany, Coverland EasyFlash and Connection Strip are 15 years maintenance-free. This allows for savings over its lifespan, in comparison to traditional flashing methods that require maintenance every two to three years.
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Advantages at a glance:
• All weather durability for 15 years when used in conjunction with Connection Strip.
• Over 50% quicker installation time.
• Save more than 50% of costs over lifespan.
EasyFlash applied where the wall and roof meet.