View Full Version : Window flashing caps

Jeff Eastman
05-18-2007, 06:41 AM

Michael Thomas
05-18-2007, 05:05 PM
The rule I remember is that flashing is required when vertical distance from the bottom of the eave to the top of the trim is more than one-quarter of the horizontal overhang of the eave. When I Google that, however, i only turn up references to Canadian requirements.

Jerry Peck
05-18-2007, 05:43 PM
I'm guessing that if you look up some manufacturer's installation instructions, and if they address flashings (as most do) you will find that *they* want their windows flashed - regardless where the window it.

Because *they* don't want leaks associated with *their* windows.

Thom Walker
05-18-2007, 08:39 PM
I would suspect that window manufacturers paying warranty claims on window flashing leaks is just second to shingle manufacturers paying water damage claims.

Eric Barker
05-20-2007, 05:28 PM
Personally I'd let it go. If the wind was strong enough to get rain that far under the eaves then the homeowner will have more than flashing to worry about.