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    Default Rusted flashing

    Looked at this house for a potential buyer that is presently renting this house. As you can see from the pictures, the majority of flashing around this house is rusted to the point of crumbling. Obviously, it will have to be replaced which will be an ordeal but I am trying figure out why it happened. The house is only ten years old and is not on the water. Also, I need to present this in a way that the owner understands that it is a serious issue. So, how would you write this up?

    Thanks for the help!

    Jim




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    Default Re: Rusted flashing

    Looks like water collection and not galvanized flashing


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    Default Re: Rusted flashing

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Lewis View Post
    Looks like water collection and not galvanized flashing

    Thanks for the reply but I am not sure I understand the response. Water collection?


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    Default Re: Rusted flashing

    Jim,

    You're near the ocean, right?

    Copper is the recommended material for flashing in such environments. That's the 'why' it happened.

    Also, the flashing should project to just beyond the outside edge of the wood trim then have a slightly turned down drip edge.

    I would write it up as all galvanized flashing need replacement with proper flashings made of material which is resistant to the environment, such as copper.

    That way you are guiding them what to use, without telling them to use a specific material - that is up to the contractor doing the work.

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    Default Re: Rusted flashing

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Jim,

    You're near the ocean, right?

    Copper is the recommended material for flashing in such environments. That's the 'why' it happened.

    Also, the flashing should project to just beyond the outside edge of the wood trim then have a slightly turned down drip edge.

    I would write it up as all galvanized flashing need replacement with proper flashings made of material which is resistant to the environment, such as copper.

    That way you are guiding them what to use, without telling them to use a specific material - that is up to the contractor doing the work.
    Thanks Jerry! As always, thanks for the response!

    Jim


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    Default Re: Rusted flashing

    And FYI, it's not that difficult to repair.
    Dom.


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