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    Default Window flashing caps

    Last edited by Jeff Eastman; 12-19-2007 at 03:38 PM.
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    Default Re: Window flashing caps

    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.


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    Default Re: Window flashing caps

    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.

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    Default Re: Window flashing caps

    I would suspect that window manufacturers paying warranty claims on window flashing leaks is just second to shingle manufacturers paying water damage claims.

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    Default Re: Window flashing caps

    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.

    Eric Barker, ACI
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