Flashing

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Flashing with Tescon

Flashing fails when it dries out. This solid acrylic tapes reportedly stays flexible longer than most. More

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Avoid Leaks, Avoid Liability

How to prevent window leaks with all types of siding. More

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How Do You Define 'Home Performance'?

For retired home performance expert Ed Voytovich, the core of home performance is... More

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Protecto Wrap Form Flash 1 Flashing Tape

Seal out pests and moisture while sealing in energy savings with this useful flashing tape. More

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Tech on Your Side: Privatizing Social Media
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Aluminum Flashing Components

Three new pre-formed aluminum flashing components can help installers meet the fiber cement siding installation requirements. Roof-to-Wall flashing helps installers maintain the 2-inch minimum clearance between the bottom course of fiber-cement siding and an adjoining roof, stairway, sidewalk, deck, or driveway. The new Drip Cap component fits atop 1-inch-wide trim placed above windows, doors, and decorative band boards. Z Wall Flashing is a horizontal flashing used between the upper and lower panels of 4 foot by 8 foot vertical siding, typically in two-story applications. The flashing's low-VOC acrylic finish resists scuffing and fading. Seven colors are available. 800.251.3300. More

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Flash Dance

Deck failures and resulting injuries are increasing. That trend will likely continue, due to the aging of existing deck structures and the fact that many decks continue to be installed with little regard for engineering essentials such as safe and secure attachment of the ledger board. Flashing is a big problem, perhaps the biggest one. More

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Troubleshooting Roof Leaks--Fasteners

Just as poor flashing details are much more likely to be the cause of a leak than the roofing itself, many leaks are caused by the use of insufficient or inadequate fasteners for sheathing, flashing, or roofing, and by the attempt to substitute caulk or roofing cement for flashing. More

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In a Flash

A constant problem that contractors see in siding installations is improper flashing or, even worse, no flashing at all. More

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Attaching Deck Ledgers

Taller ledgers and proper flashing can prevent debris collection and deck rot. More

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