Home Siding Tips West Babylon NY

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.

Local Companies

Kuhn Construction, Inc
417 Main St
Islip, NY
Splendor Landscape Design Limited
(631)242-6058
84 Greenmeadow Court
Deer Park, NY
Streamline Lawn Sprinkler
(516)735-7735
119 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
Leisure Lawn
(631)673-1188
8 Homesite Court
Huntington, NY
Bil-Ro Landscaping
(516)997-6794
100 Jericho Turnpike
Westbury, NY
Alure Home Improvements
1999 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
Legacy Builders and Remodelers
1363-8 Lincoln Ave
Holbrook, NY
Dad Mother & Son G C
(516)249-8547
20 Hempstead Turnpike
Farmingdale, NY
Dun-Rite Lawn Sprinklers
(631)758-4900
1 Voyages Court
Holtsville, NY
G B Schenone Nurseries Inc
(516)764-2490
239 North Long Beach Road
Rockville Centre, 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