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Is this new Hardie/Window installation going to leak?

LINK TO PHOTOS Hardie siding was installed at my house and it doesn't look quite right to my (untrained) eye. I'm concerned that this install cause issues, whether by (a) immediate water issues/leaks ...
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Window leak — is this a simple recaulking or do I need to new flashing?

Have a leaky double window in the basement right in the center of the frame. The caulking is cracked, and there’s a water stain on the ceiling. I’m a new homeowner and we noticed it during a heavy ...
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Metal flashing under drywall around window?

What is this metal around the window? It's under the drywall on all four sides. It looks like flashing but it's inside, so that doesn't really make sense. The original window was installed with clips, ...
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How should I apply flashing to new construction joined to existing brick

I am planning to close off a screened in porch with OSB sheathing and vinyl siding. After framing in the area and attaching OSB to the studs, I plan to apply Tyvek house wrap to help keep water out ...
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How to effectively waterproof an exterior vent cap?

This is a follow-up to my other question. My house has a wood frame and vinyl siding. Installer came out to do a range hood install and for the outdoor vent cap he just sealed it with silicone to the ...
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How to find leak, rain coming in from window frame [duplicate]

During heavy rain in Southern California some of my windows have been leaking from the upper edge of frame. I had someone come look at the top caulking and it had separated from exterior stucco so he ...
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Flashing a shed roof ledger on gable side of house

I'm installing a shed roof on the gable side of my house and I'm wondering about flashing the ledger board. As far as I understand, these are the steps: Remove the vinyl siding above and below the ...
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How would you add gutters here?

Our home was built with a fascia/eave that directs water right onto our deck near the slider. I want to find some way to install a gutter or something to redirect water elsewhere. Is there any good ...
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What is the best way to add flashing to this part of my roof?

About 25% of the edges of my house have exposed fascia boards like in these pictures. I’ve never done any roof work but this seems like an obvious mistake committed when the builder constructed the ...
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Advice on window flashing

Renovating our 1950’s garage and updating windows. Contractor inset the windows to match the house and placed flashing over the windows and nothing under the window casing, which is in direct contact ...
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Large gap between fascia and roof deck / drip edge

After re-securing and re-sloping a gutter (because I noticed the dormer roof is not actually level and the side opposite the downspout is lower), I noticed a considerable gap above the gutter and ...
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How do I handle the existing screws when replacing flashing on a metal roof?

Just had our on-demand water heater replaced. A few days later, I noticed rain leaking around the vent pipe in the attic. The vent pipe has flashing installed on the metal roof, similar to the pic ...
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Can Someone Explain This Metal Flashing Under Tub/Shower Insert?

We moved into a model home ten years ago, and we’ve decided to start making some upgrades. Currently, I’m removing the existing flooring on our second floor in order to replace it with vinyl laminate ...
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Leaking window, has the seal of flashing failed?

My tenants have reported leaking from the top of the windows in 2 of the windows at the property. I first thought it was a cavity breach caused by the roof but a roofer said it was okay. I am looking ...
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How can I determine proper step flashing size and thickness?

I plan to use GAF Timberline HDZ shingles (fiberglass asphalt) when my house is reroofed. What would be the best dimensions for the step flashing? Would a 5"x5"x8" size for step ...
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Roof flashing material and thickness

For residential roofs, what is the most common metal to use for step flashing and apron flashing, and what would you recommend? Is there a particular thickness I should request for step and apron ...
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How can I repair rotting wooden window drip cap?

What're my options to restore the cap on this 100 year old window? And, is that top wooden piece called a flashing? If I want to simply replace that flashing and caulk, does that it simply slide in ...
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Waterproofing covered porch floor with basement below

I have a covered entryway that is exposed on one side, with an unfinished basement below. The original flooring was 2x6's which have been removed. My plan is to replace them with a stone mosaic. The ...
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How to cap abandoned drain stack vent flashing

I have an abandoned drain vent with the pipe removed and am wanting to somehow cap it without removing all surrounding shingles and re-shingling. Does any product exist that is made to cap an ...
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Proper flashing of sheathing to gutters/roof when resheathing exterior

Currently in the process of resheathing a small area of my house. Removed vinyl siding, foam sheet insulation, rotted out wooden siding, and asphalt paper (in that order). Replacing all with ZipSystem ...
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How to attach vent flashing

I have installed b-vent flashing on my roof which is at at 9/12 slope. I sank nails along the left, right, and top edges that are under the shingles. However, I'm debating if I want to attach the ...
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Mildew at the base of exterior block wall

The back wall of my row house is made of uninsulated block with a cement coating that looks like stucco. There is mildew / mold on the wall at the ground level that has slowly been getting worse. The ...
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Who do I hire to repair damage from a leak from the deck into the house?

Backstory: we bought a ~130 year old wood-framed house a year ago in MA. The previous owners maybe 10 years ago added a two car garage to the back of the house and a large deck on the roof of the ...
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Do I need to fill this void before flashing over it, and what product should I use?

I'm putting on a new porch for my parents, and I've got a good handle on a build plan, but one aspect I've never really done before is flashing. For the most part it seems straightforward, but there's ...
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Flashing repair question

Does anyone have any suggestions on correcting this roof flashing? Leaking occurs during storms and when water is directed under the flashing that extends on the shed roof. The existing house roof ...
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Flashing over deck ledger with vertical panel siding (no backer ply)

Replacing an existing deck with questionable ledger flashing… The house has wood vertical panel siding and I believe it is mounted straight on the studs (no backer ply sheet). The current ledger is ...
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Paint flashing after touch up [duplicate]

We recently had our dining room decorated by professionals (about 3 weeks ago). This week we had to do some touch-ups ourselves after a stain got on our wall. We used a roller however unfortunately ...
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Can I use zinc roll flashing for a sill pan and head flashing?

I live in a relatively remote area and am unable to find aluminum roll flashing or pre-formed flashing profiles locally. What I can get is "zinc" roll flashing as is normally used for ...
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Is visible daylight between lead flashing and the chimney brick stack normal?

Earlier in the year I employed a contractor to replace the lead flashing around my chimneys - ironically I had previously contracted someone else to do this and they had done such a bad job I needed ...
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Windows leaking through bottom corners of window

I have multiple windows leaking water into the bottom corners of window. I do not believe it is coming from above but that's just a hunch. I had an inspection done and subsequently had all the stucco ...
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Flashing entry door in brick veneer under covered porch

I'm about to install a new pivot door, and I wanted to be sure on the flashing details before I tear down the existing door frame. This home is slab-on-grade with brick veneer; the entry is covered, ...
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Sealing - Do sheathing and bottom plate have to be sealed (caulked) in CA?

Context: I am about to place the house wrap on the sheathing of my house addition in California. I am looking at flashing my doors and windows properly to make the house water tight. I am looking for ...
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Door Flashing - Is it ok to use multiple sheets of metal overlapped rather than one solid one?

Context: I would like to add a flashing pan under my new stacking widows/door. Door width is 10ft. Flashing pan is Z shape 2 in x 8 3/4in x 3/4 in. Ideally 12 ft. long so that it can be bent up the ...
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Window Flashing and Stucco - Does a new vinyl window need a drip cap?

Context: Installing new Milgard vinyl windows and planning to install a drip cap. The windows have a 1" setback flange for stucco in addition of the flange to be placed against the framing. I am ...
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What type of specialty stores carry flashing for windows and doors? Looking for bottom and top flashing [closed]

Context: Installing new windows and doors. Need to find flashing. For example a flashing pan of 4in x 8 11/16 x 3/4in and 12 ft long. What type of home improvement or specialty stores carry flashing ...
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Window / door install - is it ok to use no Z flashing at the top and bottom if there's trim sealed well all around it with a high quality product?

Would there be any issue to not using metal flashing that protrudes past the siding (such as Z flashing) when installing a vinyl nail-fin window? The plan would be to put 4-in trim all around it ...
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Sill pan for window - drawbacks of creating positive slope by angling sill 2x4

At 0:38 of this FineHomeBuilding video https://youtu.be/zEleTgfifS0?t=38, it says one valid way to create a positive slope for making a sill pan for a window is to angle the rough sill by 5 degrees to ...
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New LED ceiling light flashing/flickering

I’ve just replaced an old lighting fixture (halogen bulbs) with a new semi-flush LED fixture (https://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-finn-led-hoop-semi-flush-ceiling-light/p5111758). When I go to switch ...
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Installing Flashing on Roof

Bought a house a few months ago where the roof of a one-story garage meets the wall of a two-story house, like in this image. Recently noticed that there is mold and a leak in the corner of the ...
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how to replace gutters without disturbing roof shingles

I want to replace a 35-foot straight length of box-style metal gutter that is up against a wood fascia. My idea is to use power sheet metal shears (nibbler) and slice off the old gutter on the back ...
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Drip edge replacement

The drip edge on my house is peeling back and wasn't noticed until significant water damage to the soffits occurred. Doesn't seem like it was ever actually fastened to the sheathing with nails, nor ...
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What sort of tape/flashing is required to prepare for window installation in a timber frame wall?

I'm self-building a small timber-framed structure (essentially a 2x6 stud wall which will be externally sheathed and clad), which will include some UPVC double-glazed windows. I'm aware that the ...
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How do i fix paint flashing?

So I spent the weekend patching over a paint rip and have finally gotten the wall level after a ton of sanding/mudding/priming the spot etc. I’ve finally gotten a decent color match and gone over the ...
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Options to repair/replace? Brick veneer siding has no ventilation, no flashing, and no house wrap behind

I bought a house in Longmont, CO, USA, about a month ago. It was built in 1998 and mostly has vinyl siding, with exception of some brick veneer. One of the previous owners had sealed two bad things to ...
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How should I properly install flashing on this repair I made to the sill joist and plywood sheathing?

In preparation for a stone step/walkway that we will soon have built, a contractor removed our existing concrete/brick steps and found rot underneath our front door. I removed the rotted wood, which ...
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How to reattach flashing to the fascia board on a gable?

This piece fell from the front of our house and I need to get up there to nail it back into place. I do okay on ladders just not sure if my idea will work: Fully extend the extension ladder and have a ...
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How to flash bottom of exterior walls that butt up against cement curb

Our home has a cement curb on the rear portion of the house that butts up against the exterior sheathing. There is approximately a 1” gap between the sheathing and the curb. What is the best way to ...
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Flashing from recessed exterior door on concrete?

Old house, with poorly installed exterior door on top of renovated old garage which leads to deck. I'm installing a waterproofing system, and I could probably flash in almost every place but not sure ...
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Can this roof flashing membrane be glued back down?

New house, roof deck. Membrane (I think it's flashing) pulling away from the wall underneath the siding. I'm not certain what type of membrane it is, but it feels rubbery. Can I just glue it back down,...
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How do I install flashing about an existing window?

I have two windows on one side of my house, with one directly above the other as pictured below. During rain storms, water rolls directly off the top one on to the bottom one. Water gets into the ...
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