Do Prefabricated Flashings Offer a Higher Quality than Those Made in the Field?
August 26, 2020 //

Do Prefabricated Flashings Offer a Higher Quality than Those Made in the Field?

When flashing roof penetrations, it is paramount that the flashing is durable, reliable, and effective. Finishing a roofing project with anything other than the highest quality roof flashings puts the roof at risk of shorter lifespan, structure breakdown, and material contamination. 

Most roof flashings come needing assembly while on the job, but Acme Cone’s roof flashings arrive to you prefabricated and ready-to-install. This begs the question, what do prefabricated flashings offer that flashings made in the field cannot? Let’s break down the difference together.

Top Three Benefits of Prefabricated Roof Flashings

Higher Quality

When considering the makeup of roof flashings, it is important to make sure they are assembled precisely and exactly in order to ensure seamless, uniform quality. Building these flashings offsite means they are produced in an environment that lends itself to a process that can be replicated again and again. 

Assembling roof flashings while on the job subjects them to climate affects, precipitation, and other weather conditions. Furthermore, it increases the risk of difficulties created from dirt and moisture contamination. Building roof flashings in variable environments cause a higher rate of inconsistencies between flashings, making it difficult to ensure reliability across all points of roofs. 

Increased Safety 

Being on the job site should mean you are focused on implementing important parts of the build project, not worrying about assembling the pieces required. Constructing flashings on roofs create opportunities for hazards, such as equipment malfunctions, debris, and slip and fall accidents. 

Assembling flashings in a controlled space without risking worker safety, delays, and other repercussions. Additionally, prefabricated roof flashings offer efficiency meaning that workers spend less time on the job site and therefore are less likely to experience injury due to wind and changing ground and weather conditions. 

Money Saved and Productivity Boosted 

Labor costs time and time is money! Spending more time than necessary assembling roof flashings causes prolonged time in the field resulting in larger labor costs. Prefabricated roof flashings increase labor productivity, meaning more can happen in less time. 

Cutting out excess wherever possible is essential to boosting your productivity, and the low hanging fruit of roofing efficiency are prefabricated flashings. Construction doesn’t wait for the seasons to change, and keeping your timelines concise during the rainy season is paramount to staying in front of the competition. By implementing Acme Cone’s prefabricated flashings, you are saving on labor costs and increasing your efficiency project to project!

How Acme Cone Makes Custom Roof Flashings

Acme Cone fabricates roof flashings in a controlled factory environment. These prefabricated flashings feature enhanced seams for improved performance and provide an easier and faster installation process for roofing crews.

Product quality is of the utmost importance to the team at Acme Cone, which is why we make each prefabricated flashing in-house. We guarantee the best fit because we use a precision cutting CNC process to ensure the rolls of membrane are cut to the specified size (accurate down to a 16th of an inch). Each flashing consists of high-quality PVC or TPO roofing material and offers waterproof protection. If you’re looking for flashings that are durable and built to last, Acme Cone’s pre-made flashings are your solution.

Contractors Love Our Products

Sean Weeks of Centimark Boise said, “I have been using custom pipe and curb flashing from Acme Cone for years. They create specialty items for us that speed up production. They deliver on time and they produce the highest quality flashings. Our jobs are more profitable by saving time and our customers are impressed with the final result.”


Contact us to try a scupper or another TPO or PVC prefabricated flashing to see the quality for yourself!