This FAKRO thermo flashing has been manufactured specifically for use with standard 55 x 98cm FAKRO windows on slate roofs.
The FAKRO thermo flashing for slate roofs consists of a standard FAKRO flashing, with additional insulating material added to the flashing to improve the insulating properties of the FAKRO window, creating a tighter seal around the window and avoiding thermal bridging and heat loss.
The flashing is manufactured from aluminium in a ridged profile to allow malleability, with a polyester coating to add durability.
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.