For years, off-the-shelf pipe flashings used by roofing contractors have had a tendency to fail upon installation or shortly thereafter. Generally, undersized plates and poor material choices are to blame, and the failures result in hidden water and mold damage that may go undetected for years.

The team at Lifetime Tool & Building Products believes they have a solution with the new, patented Lifetime Tool Stainless Steel Ultimate Pipe Flashing®. The product was named Best Sustainable Product at the 2017 International Roofing Expo (IRE) for its long-term performance potential in coastal and extreme UV environments since it’s completely unaffected by salt water, chloride (road salts), extreme UV and thermal movement. All three are major causes of plumbing pipe flashing failures.