FlashFoot is an all-in-one roof attachment for mounting XR Rails to composition shingle roofs.
FlashFoot’s integrated design incorporates both structural and waterproofing features into a single assembly. This eliminates the need for separate standoffs, flashings, and L-feet, and reduces the overall number of installation procedures.
What is the warranty of the product?
The FlashFoot has a 20 year warranty. And, like all IronRidge products, the FlashFoot’s expected useful life is greater than 30 years.
Will it preserve the roof’s warranty?
The FlashFoot is designed to work with all standard composition shingle roofs. However, you must review the roof manufacturer’s warranty information to ensure compliance. As well, you should contact the original roofer and work with them to preserve the labor warranty on the roof.
What is the minimum roof slope to use FlashFoot?
The FlashFoot is designed for steep slope roofs, and should only be installed on roofs with a 3:12 pitch or greater. This equates to approximately 14 degrees of slope.
Is the product certified?
FlashFoot is certified for compliance with the 2006 & 2009 International Building Codes (IBC) & International Residential Codes (IRC).
What is IAPMO-ES?
IAPMO-ES prepared the Evaluation Report for FlashFoot. IAPMO-ES is an ANSI accredited provider of building product certification services per ISO/IEC 17065, making it capable of certifying products as compliant with multiple building codes.
How was FlashFoot tested?
FlashFoot was tested for structural and waterproofing performance. Mechanical testing conformed to the standard for Testing and Analysis of Joist Hangers and Miscellaneous Connectors (EC002-2011), and rain testing conformed to the Underwriters Laboratory Standard for Gas Vents (UL 441-96 Section 25).
Why does the Load Distribution Plate stick out from the bottom?
The Load Distribution Plate sits “proud” of the flashing layer by approximately 1/8” because this improves the FlashFoot’s ability to adapt to thicker shingle types and protect against deflection or deformation during installation.
Can the mounting rail pull out of the open-top L-Foot?
No. If the attachment hardware is properly tightened, there is more than enough friction to prevent slipping. In addition, there is a lip on the top of the L-Foot to prevent loose hardware from slipping out.