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Do a little homework before abandoning the decades-long practice of using step flashing with asphalt shingles.
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.
Code specialist, Glenn Mathewson, takes a look at a recent IRC provision allowing alternatives to traditional step flashing.
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.
Step flashing; air-sealing; buried outlets; framing roofs; uneven insulation; sealed crawlspaces; window flashing; keeping flat-roof drains clear
For a more-effective and better-looking result, integrate the exposed apron with the corner flashing using soldered lock seams.
In Illinois, the disclosure list gets longer, specifically calling out moisure problems from doors and window defects.
Plan for reroofing when installing step flashing and counterflashing on a stucco house
To avoid a lawsuit, build a drainable assembly.
CAD program simplifies layout and creates full-size patterns.
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