“Flashing any pipe or conduit with a typical field wrap is labor intensive,” says Jerry Beall, product manager of FiberTite® Roofing Systems, manufactured by Seaman Corp., Wooster, Ohio. “It takes special talent to pattern the base and collar, so that they tie together in a way that’s watertight.” New FiberTite Wrapid Flash™ pipe flashing installs quickly and produces stronger, better-looking seals around rooftop conduits and pipes. Because Wrapid Flash is injection molded in one piece, installers can be more confident that a roof exterior will resist penetration.
The FiberTite fabric treatment makes Wrapid Flash both flexible and strong. Densely packed polyester fiber with a proprietary knit design is coated with adhesive that encapsulates each yarn. An applied back coating is formulated to provide superior welding properties, allowing for cleaner, tighter seams. A face coat containing, among other ingredients, DuPont™ Elvaloy® resins, gives FiberTite products the chemical resistance and flexibility in all climates that allows roofs to make it for the long haul. An average roofer can install Wrapid Flash in approximately five minutes.