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More stories about Flashing

  • Flashing Deck Ledgers

    Glenn Mathewson sets the record straight on what the code requires for deck flashing.

  • Roofing With Asphalt Shingles

    More than 80% of U.S. homes have asphalt shingle roofs, and though easy to install, you still need to do it right. These details and best practices will help ensure a durable roof.

  • Masonry Through-Wall Flashing at Windows

    Enclosing an open second-story deck above a kitchen with through-wall flashing poses some unique challenges.

  • How to Conduct a Job Start Review

    If you work with employees or subs, you need to be clear about what, exactly, the project entails and when it's expected to be completed. Everyone needs to understand. This job start package lays it all out.

  • Working With Flexible Flashing

    Some contractors still don’t understand how to get the most out of these products. Here are some tips for installations that stand firm for the long haul.

  • How to Safely Frame a Roof on the Ground

    To eliminate the danger and discomfort of framing and shingling a roof, Lee McGinley takes the task to the ground.

  • Watertight Replacement Windows

    Flashing windows is not just for new construction. Here are details on how to help prevent window leaks when working around the major types of siding.

  • Fortifiber Precut L7 Flashing

    Should make it easier to flash electrical boxes and other penetrations.

  • Scuppers and Drains for Waterproof Decks

    The worst dry-rot damage usually occurs where drains and scuppers penetrate a deck. Here’s how to avoid it.

  • The Case of the Sobbing Siding

    On a callback for a siding leak, a building inspector discovers that his roof inspection hadn't been nearly thorough enough