Flashing in Siding Installations Glen Oaks 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
Tree Health Management
(718)940-7743
489 Stratford Road
Brooklyn, NY
Living Waters
(631)754-3990
56 Butterfield Drive
Greenlawn, NY
Salerno BROS Landscaping Inc
(516)944-9464
14 Highland Avenue
Port Washington, NY
Westminster Nursery & Garden Center
(516)481-9615
62 Westminster Road
West Hempstead, NY
Alure Home Improvements
1999 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
Campanella L J & Sons
(718)232-0449
1565 62nd Street
Brooklyn, NY
The Plant Lady Stores Inc
(516)487-3860
41 South Middle Neck Road
Great Neck, NY
African Stone Color
(212)764-3944
62 West 47
New York, NY
M F Landscaping
(914)328-0010
1125 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, 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