GRP Dry Fix Soakers

A soaker is a weatherproofing product that has been designed to sit between a tile and an object that protrudes from the roof. This object can be anything from a chimney stack to a ventilation pipe, and more. Where the roof meets the protrusion, a soaker is installed. The soaker will be fitted underneath the tile but will rise up the edge of the object to prevent water from entering the roof space and causing damage to the roof structure.

Using a soaker this way means that water should run down the join of the tiles and the soaker, running off into the gutter installed at the roofline. 

GRP soakers are an alternative to expensive and heavy lead. These GRP dry fix soakers minimise the installation time of this product and they have no resale value! Lead is often targeted by thieves for its resale value but luckily, GRP has none. GRP soakers will stay firmly in place for many years. The durability and robust nature of GRP (glass reinforced polyester) means that GRP dry fix soakers have a life expectancy in excess of 30 years. 

What do you need to consider when choosing a soaker? 

Hambleside Danelaw, Filon and Harcon all produce GRP dry fix soakers for use as an alternative to traditional lead soakers. They’re cheaper, easier to work with and they add less weight to the roof structure. However, what else do you need to consider when choosing a soaker? 

GRP soakers can be lipped or unlipped. The difference in these products depends mostly on preference but also if you’re able to fix the soaker into the wall. Lipped GRP soakers are fixed directly into the wall whilst unlipped soakers require any additional flashing to secure it and to make sure water can’t leak down the small gap between the protrusion and the soaker. 

If you need advice on GRP dry fix soakers, give our friendly customer services team a call on 01752 692760 and they’ll be glad to help you.

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