There are a number of different types of roof soakers available on the market, so it is important to choose the one that is most suitable for your needs. The most common type is the half-round soaker, which is installed under the first course of tiles at the edge of the roof. This type of soaker is suitable for most applications, but it is worth considering other options if you have a particularly large or exposed roof.
Other Chimney Soaker Options:
Lead roof soakers – which are fitted underneath the tile, around the edge of the protrusion, are available in a range of sizes, are made from lead.
GRP roof soakers – Are made from glass-reinforced plastic, are usually white in colour, are more durable than lead.
Polypropylene roof soakers – Are made from polypropylene, can be grey, green, or black in colour and are more durable than lead.
Installing a roof soaker is a simple process, and can be done by anyone with a basic level of DIY knowledge. However, it is always advisable to consult a professional before undertaking any work on your roof.