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More stories about Flashing

  • Step Flashing vs. Continuous Flashing

    Do a little homework before abandoning the decades-long practice of using step flashing with asphalt shingles.

  • True Through-Wall Flashing for Brick Veneer

    At the sloped wall-to-roof intersection on a brick-veneer house, installing true through-wall flashing is no small feat. But it’s the only way to avoid periodic seepage of water into the interior of a home.

  • Installing Continuous Flashing

    Code specialist, Glenn Mathewson, takes a look at a recent IRC provision allowing alternatives to traditional step flashing.

  • Proper Width of Flashing Tape

    It can be tricky to determine a minimum width when the window manufacturer refers to the code or the flashing-tape instructions, and the flashing-tape instructions and the code both refer you back to the window manufacturer or flashing-tape instructions.

  • April 2015 Letters

    Step flashing; air-sealing; buried outlets; framing roofs; uneven insulation; sealed crawlspaces; window flashing; keeping flat-roof drains clear

  • Best-Practice Apron Flashing

    For a more-effective and better-looking result, integrate the exposed apron with the corner flashing using soldered lock seams.

  • Door and Window Defects Added to Disclosure List

    In Illinois, the disclosure list gets longer, specifically calling out moisure problems from doors and window defects.

  • January 2015 Letters

    Plan for reroofing when installing step flashing and counterflashing on a stucco house

  • Synthetic Stucco Without Failures

    To avoid a lawsuit, build a drainable assembly.

  • Building an Eyebrow Dormer

    CAD program simplifies layout and creates full-size patterns.