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DuraFlash Vinyl Flashing Common Questions (FAQ)

We’ve gathered the most commonly asked questions about DuraFlash in one place. If your question isn’t answered here, you may also contact us with any questions you may have.

Aluminum Baluster Questions

What kind of adhesive is typically used with DuraFlash?

We don't recommend a specific brand. However, many builders choose to use the same adhesive that is typically used for vinyl siding.

DuraFlash Questions

How long does DuraFlash last (life expectancy)?

This Vinyl flashing material lasts forever.

How will DuraFlash react to exposure to the sun?

DuraFlash is treated with a UV inhibitor that makes it resistant to fading and cracking in the sun.

What is the warranty?

How should I cut DuraFlash?

Cut DuraFlash with tin snips, metal/tin scissors or knife of any sort. The roll stock can be cut with a paper cutter for consistent straight edges and for quick repetitions.

How can I bend DuraFlash?

Bend the DuraFlash on a sheet metal brake, with your hands or with traditional sheet metal forming tools just as you would Aluminum sheet material.

What is the thickness of DuraFlash?

DuraFlash Vinyl flashing is 15 mil (.015 inches) thick. DuraFlash Ledger Board Vinyl flashing is 35 mil (.035 inches) thick.

What sizes are available in white flashing?

DuraFlash Vinyl Flashing White trim coil is available in a variety of sizes.

Duraflash 8' white ledger board is available for DuraFlash Vinyl Deck Flashing.

What sizes are available in tan flashing?

DuraFlash Vinyl Flashing Tan trim coil is available in a variety of sizes.

DuraFlash tan ledger board is available in 5' sectsions for Duraflash Vinyl Deck Flashing.

Shipping Information

What is the shipping cost?

All orders in the contiguous 48 states ship for a flat fee of $12.95 via UPS Ground, regardless of size. Orders to HI and AK ship via Priority Mail according to weight and destination.

Vinyl Flashing Questions

Why use vinyl flashing instead of aluminum flashing?

Vinyl flashing is resistant to the chemicals currently used in pressure treated lumber. Aluminum flashing will corrode when placed in contact with concrete and concrete products including fiber-cement siding.

Vinyl flashing is easier to cut and bend, and it will not cut your hands while working with it like Aluminum will. Vinyl flashing will not dent like aluminum flashing will. Some examples of this are when someone steps on a piece of aluminum J Channel on the construction site or a roll of aluminum being dented in the back of a truck.

Why use vinyl flashing with ACQ treated lumber?

Vinyl flashing will not corrode and or deteriorate. Aluminum will be destroyed by ACQ Pressure treated lumber. Pressure treated lumber contains high concentrations of copper. This copper causes dissimilar metal corrosion. When you use aluminum flashing with these chemicals, you get product failures such as structural failure and moisture damage.

What applications does vinyl flashing work with?

Any application that needs to be flashed to prevent water from entering the building envelope and causing damage. Such as: flashing at the ledger board of decks, bottom of siding, fascia, soffits, doors, wrapping pressure treated wood post and gutter boards.

How long has vinyl flashing been on the market?

Vinyl Flashing has been used with many different applications for years. However, since the EPA changed the chemicals in the pressure treated wood in 2003 the need has greatly increased for a safe and economical solution to compete against more expensive flashings like galvanized steal, copper and stainless steel. DuraFlash's Patent Pending Vinyl Flashing is the one and only complete solution to resolve this issue.

 

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