Traditionally made of lead, well made soakers are essential for weatherproofing the abutment between a pitched roof and rising wall.

Despite its long tradition, lead may not always be the first choice material for a soaker. Lead is an expensive metal, lead flashing alternatives are often cheaper. Lead’s value makes it a target metal for thieves, so man-made alternatives may be a better choice in high-crime areas. Over time, the weight of lead flashings may lead to lead drag and sagging. A lighter material, like aluminium isn’t prone to this problem.

Our pre-formed, aluminium soakers are an excellent alternative to traditional lead flashing. These soakers are manufactured with an accurate 90 degree angle. Their light weight, lower cost, and the fact that they don’t need to be treated with patination oil makes them a very attractive alternative to lead.

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