Flashing in Siding Installations Elmont NY

A constant problem that contractors see in siding installations is improper flashing or, even worse, no flashing at all. Relying on caulk alone to keep water from leaking into homes is not a good practice. Whether you're talking about wood, fiber-cement, or vinyl siding, three areas in particular can prove problematic.

Local Companies

SilverLining Interiors, Inc.
2091 Broadway, third floor
New York, NY
M & D Landscaping
(646)785-7799
3080 Voorhies Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Plant Creations
(212)697-7733
102 Middle Neck Road
Great Neck, NY
Foliage Paradise Inc
(212)675-9696
12 West 28th Street
New York, NY
Thomas Balsey Associates
(212)228-5588
31 West 27th Street
New York, NY
Alure Home Improvements
1999 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
Automatic Lawn Sprinklers by Water King
(631)567-6211
53 James Street
Babylon, NY
Con-Kel Landscaping
(516)775-0413
52 Tulip Av
Floral Park, NY
Dawn Handler Landscape Architecture LLC
(212)594-8170
315 West 39th Street Rm 1407
New York, NY
Frances Levine Studio
(212)879-4287
114 East 70th Street
New York, NY
Data Provided by:
  

Provided By:

Source: REPLACEMENT CONTRACTOR Magazine
Publication date: November 1, 2005

By Carl Sperry

A constant problem that contractors see in siding installations is improper flashing or, even worse, no flashing at all. Relying on caulk alone to keep water from leaking into homes is not a good practice. Whether you're talking about wood, fiber-cement, or vinyl siding, three areas in particular can prove problematic:

Above door and window headers.

After installing window and door trim, either make flashing using a sheet metal brake or apply flashing pre-bent to the correct trim size. Nail your flashing to the wall, not to the trim, because if you put holes in the flashing, you've defeated its purpose. Flashing has to be intact to do its job, which is to keep water from contact with the wall. That goes for the weather barrier as well. Run the weather barrier over the flashing so that water doesn't get behind it. You want water to run over, not under, the siding.

Inside corners.

Tough and tricky, because sometimes your weather barrier gets torn trying to fit it into corners at a 90-degree angle. A simple fix for this is bending flashing in an L-shape before installing it in the corner. Then, after flashing is installed, run weather barrier over the flashing to eliminate the worry of tearing the paper and getting a leak.

Roofs and walls.

Another overlooked detail is where roofs intersect walls. Relying on step flashing alone is usually not enough.

Click here to read full article from Replacement Contractor

Related Articles
- Flashing at Sills Elmont NY
Sill flashing controls water that penetrates through the masonry sill and helps control water penetrating the perimeter sealant joint around the windows. The sill flashing will prevent water from saturating the top of the masonry beneath the sill.
- Innovative Products for Home Remodeling Projects Elmont NY
- Inner Corner at Base of Wall Elmont NY
- Handling Siding Materials Elmont NY
- Exterior Siding Products Elmont NY
- Growing Your Business Elmont NY
- Flashing Factors Elmont NY
- Home Siding Tips Elmont NY
- Flashing and Sill Products Elmont NY
- Fan-Fold Foam Board Elmont NY