How is the VAULT® different from a pitch pan?

The VAULT® was created to change the paradigm in roof penetrations by providing a single, secure pathway for multiple penetrations through the roof which eliminates leaks and meets the building code requirements for air permeance and missile impact (e.g., ICC, Miami-Dade/Florida).

The VAULT® was created as a superior alternate solution to pitch pans. As seen time and again in the industry, the pitch pans will fail because the sealant can dry out and shrink, causing leaks. Putting a rubber boot or diverter on it doesn’t solve the problem in the long term, and can even create additional issues. The VAULT®, however, provides a single pathway for multiple penetrations and will replace vertical penetrations with a tightly sealed horizontal penetration.

Additional FAQs

The VAULT® is tested and surpasses requirements set forth by ASTM E1886 and E1996, as well as FEMA P-320/361 and ICC-500 (up to 225 MPH). This makes it an excellent choice for projects located in areas that experience high wind events, such as hurricanes.

The size options for manufacturing CYCLONE® products vary depending on the specific product. We offer a range of sizes that have been thoroughly tested and meet our quality standards. The sizes must be within the range of the smallest and largest tested options to ensure compliance. We can provide guidance and assistance in choosing the appropriate size for your specific requirements.

The opening of the CYCLONE® Wall Shroud needs to be pointed downward when installed on the exterior of the building. The CYCLONE® Wall Shroud CAN be installed 360 degrees when installed on the interior of the building (or under the deck). Ensuring an appropriate height is crucial to effectively cover for two-point deflection.