How to Install Wall Flashing: Roof To Wall
Flashing is a very popular option when it comes to installing your home. There are many benefits that flashing offers over traditional methods of construction such as the use of precast concrete or steel framing.
One of the most important advantages is that flashing can be installed with little or no impact on the aesthetics of your house. Another advantage is that it does not require any special skills beyond basic carpentry knowledge and tools.
In addition to these advantages, there are some disadvantages to flashing. Some of the drawbacks include:
The installation of flashing may affect the structural integrity of your building. If you have any concerns about this possibility, then you need to consider other options for installing your home’s foundation such as using a poured slab or using a prefabricated concrete slab.
You will need to make sure that your flashing is strong enough to support the weight of the structure. You must ensure that the flashing is sturdy enough so that it won’t fail during normal use.
If you don’t, then you could experience problems like cracks appearing in your wall or foundations cracking due to excessive pressure from the flashing.
You will need to pay extra for the materials required to install flashing. You could end up paying more than if you had used conventional methods of construction.
If you want your home to look its best, then you may have to invest in additional labor costs. For example, if you plan on doing exterior painting, then this might increase your cost of living expenses.
In some cases, flashing requires the use of adhesives in order to keep the water from seeping through the cracks. If you are unable to get the adhesives to stick, then the flashing may not be able to do its job properly and you will have the same issues with leaks occurring as you would if the flashing wasn’t installed at all.
There are many factors that affect the cost of living expenses, so this may or may not end up being more than if you had used other methods.
If you want to use flashing, then you need to make sure that you’re ready to deal with these potential drawbacks.
This is just some general information about flashing and whether or not it’s a good option for you. Now, let’s talk about how flashing can be installed on your home.
You may need to get a permit in order to install flashing on your house even if it is a small installation. If you are unsure about whether or not you need one, then it is best to contact your local government offices and ask them about getting one.
This is an installation of flashing that goes between your house and the sunroom. Sunrooms are popular additions to houses because they allow you to enjoy the benefits of being outside while still remaining inside your house.
Installing flashing on a wall that is shared with a pitched roof is relatively easy. Flashing installed in this manner is known as “wall to roof flashing.” The flashing can be installed directly over the top of your wall.
You should make sure that you measure the area where the flashing will be installed so that the flashing is large enough to cover the entire area.
Wall to roof flashing can be installed on sloped roofs as well. When this is the case, you need to make sure that you slope the flashing at an angle that is consistent with the slope of your roof.
When wall to roof flashing is installed, there are clips that are used to attach the flashing to your house’s structure. This will help ensure that the flashing stays in place and does not slide down the wall or off of it.
Since sunrooms are an addition rather than part of the original house construction, flashing will need to be installed in order to seal up the space between the sunroom and the rest of your house.
Installing flashing in this area requires you to first remove the siding and then attach a layer of flashing using adhesives and nails. After this has been completed, you can reattach your siding.
Installing flashing in areas that do not have straight lines or square corners can be a little more challenging. If this is the case with your home, then you may need to get additional help in order to complete the flashing installation.
For example, if your house has curved rooflines, then you may need to install “round” flashing. This is a type of flashing that actually resembles a small circular tube.
This can be installed directly over an opening in your roof, but you will need to cut a hole in it first. You should be able to cut the hole in such a way that it will fit tightly around your chimney, vent pipe or skylight.
Round flashing is usually designed to be used in locations where the roof pitch changes direction.
Installing flashing is an important part of making sure that your house has a reliable seal against the elements. Flashing can be relatively easy to install or it can present a challenge depending upon your home’s unique set of architectural characteristics.
It’s still crucial that flashing is installed in order to keep your house protected, so if you find the installation to be too complex, then you may need to hire a professional to complete the work for you.
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Sources & references used in this article:
- Wall-flashing (WL Hawley – US Patent 1,337,840, 1920 – Google Patents)
- Roof flashing unit (SJ Magid – US Patent 5,065,553, 1991 – Google Patents)
- Molded wall flashing kick out (RW Nelson – US Patent 7,685,779, 2010 – Google Patents)
- Skylight and method to install (SM Verby, B Mirsky – US Patent 5,806,255, 1998 – Google Patents)