The FAKRO flashing has been designed specifically for use with standard FAKRO roof windows on slate roofs.
This FAKRO flashing can be used with slate products that are up to 10mm thick, including but not limited to, natural slate from Redland, fibre cement slate products from Marley, including Rivendale and Thrutone, Britslate from Sandtoft, and more.
This FAKRO flashing has been manufactured from aluminium, with a polyester coating – this will help increase the durability and lifespan of the flashing and the FAKRO window. The flashing is then finished in a brown grey shade (RAL 7022), to match most roof colours.
Why do you need FAKRO 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 slates, 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 slate 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.