This FAKRO flashing has been designed for use with standard 78 x 160cm FAKRO roof windows on tiled roofs, providing the benefits of standard FAKRO flashings, but with added insulating properties.
This flashing is designed for deep profiled interlocking tiles that include, but are not limited to, Redland pantiles, Forticrete Centurion and Senator tiles, Sandtoft Shire, Double Pantile, Double Roman and more.
The FAKRO thermo flashing consists of standard flashing, but with additional insulation around the flashing. The additional insulation helps to improve the insulating properties of the FAKRO window, creating an extra tight seal around the window, and avoiding thermal bridging and heat loss.
The flashing is manufactured from aluminium, which allows malleability around tiles and the roof window. The flashing also features flexible insulating material to reduce heat loss, and is then coated with a polyester covering to maximise durability. The flashing is then finished in black (RAL9005), creating a subtle finish which tends to fit in with most roof colourings.
Why do you need FAKRO Thermo flashings?
Flashings are an integral part of the installation of a FAKRO window, and although often disregarded, are incredibly important.
Flashings are used to create a tight connection between the roof window and the roof tiles, ensuring that the window is fitted accurately, creating a neat finish.
However, the FAKRO flashing is not just used for visual effect, the flashing is also used to protect the window from weather conditions, creating efficient rainwater drainage with the ridged design, and preventing water entry at the points where the window connects to the roof.
By installing FAKRO flashings on your tiled roof, you are eliminating the potential for water to penetrate the roof, which prevents damp, condensation and structural issues from occurring over time. FAKRO flashings also help to increase the lifespan of the roof and the standard roof window.
The thermal properties of the FAKRO thermo flashing mean not only will the room below the roof window retain heat more easily by enhancing the U value of the window by up to 15%, it will also help to reduce noise pollution from entering the building. Not only will FAKRO thermo flashing help to reduce heating costs, it will also create a more comfortable atmosphere.