Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
fishlips

Installing flashing when siding is already up

4 posts in this topic

Hope a siding expert can help me with this question. Our cabin was completed last year, with siding put on all sides. The front was only sided down to within 40" as I am putting up cultered stone up to meet the siding at the 40" height. The siding guy never mentioned anything, but now I'm wondering how I am supposed to get the flashing installed properly. I could slide it under the siding starter strip, but I'd have to cut out slots where the nails are and it would end up on top of the house wrap.

What is the best way to properly get the flashing installed? Is there a way to get the bottom layer of siding off the starter strip without causing damage? That would allow me to pull up the starter strip and install the flashing, but I'm not sure how to get the siding back on the starter strip... (the flashing is 3 1/2" high and has a 1 1/2" reveal which sits on top of the ledger stone). Thanks...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You'll need a vinyl siding removal tool. You can get a cheap one at any home building store.

Determine the bottom height of the flashing and snap a straight line.

You'll unlock the first coarse of siding from the starter strip. Use a pencil and mark the along top of the stater strip on the house wrap or fan fold insulation. Remove the nails from the starter strip with a flat bar. Don't knick the starter or you'll have to replace it.

Put the flashing in place, you have the straight line there. Predrill and nail in a locations that'll be hidden behind the starter strip. Just enough nails to hold it. Put the starter strip back, you have the pencil marks for the correct height. Predrill the flashing again. A note about nails. Normally you'll use aluminum trim nails on the aluminum trim. In this case its not necessary and you can use the same roofing nails as whats used on the starter strip. You don't want to nail the trim or starter strip tight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If it's vinyl you can unzip the siding where it tucks onto the starter strip and then remove the starter strip, cut a slit into the house wrap and then slide the flashing under the wrap. Then re-install the starter strip. There is a tool that aids in unzipping and zipping the siding or make one out of a spoon handle. This is assuming it's vinyl; if it's Steel all you can do is back it down from the top. Google vinyl siding repair and you'll find detailed instructions on how to unzip and re-install the siding.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good explanations above. Make sure that flashing gets behind the house wrap.

You should have tarpaper below that for your stone.

As long as you are taking things apart, try opening up the siding above the garage door, service doors, and windows. Make sure they are flashed, taped, and house wrapped.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Eaves would have been nice, better to the ducks than someone else. They beat us last go around but we were way better and Gibson won the game by himself.

      Edit: Sounds like the 2nd moves to a 1st in the ducks clear the 2nd round of the playoffs. Not sure I would have paid that price.
    • Wow...Ducks get Eaves from Dallas for a conditional 2nd round pick...pretty cheap rental IMO..where were the Wild on this deal...oh ya we don't have a 2nd round pick 
    • Update:     Put some fresh gas in, sprayed the carb valve with some cleaner and cleaned the filter.  Also adjusted the idle speed up a bit. Runs great again!   Thanks for the advice and help everyone! 
    •   Nope...I think that is an original Bear55 Quote but Yogi Berra would be jealous if he were still alive.   Agree on the Blackhawks...when the season ends they will probably be the favorite to win the cup IMO so it will take an upset by any team to knock them off...would love for the Wild to be the ones to do so....it is getting very interesting as the trade deadline and playoffs time approach!
    • Out here (Virginia) our lakes are dirty and warm, and from what I understand, saugeyes thrive in those conditions. Our walleyes are all stocked since very few of our lakes have suitable spawning habitat and there is little to no natural reproduction.   Really looking forward to catching a saugeye just so I can cross it off my list!

    • Funny, that is the same face I get when I think of people voting for a reality tv star in as president. Worse yet he is some kind of billionaire, like the general public should ever trust one of those guys in public office.
    • More like Yogi the Bear but if I stole his quote my apologies.  Have to get that Chicago gorilla off our back, don't care if they win 4 of the next 5 cups, we just need one and I will be a happy camper.

      I'm not liking that they found some decent youth to play with Towes, we need to pounce before they fill in their gaps with depth and scoring again.
    • I am up to 27 in ND so far.  Waiting for more snow to melt.  Cold weather and deep snow makes the deer really group up out here and makes for easy shed hunting, but is really tough on the deer.  The 4th pic is one from some round bales that the deer were destroying earlier this year.   The biggest I find year to year is generally around that mid 60" range.  And I found that one (first pic) in early Janruary.  So hopes of finding a bigger one this year is low haha.
    • The only Merc I saw in Belize was on a parted out boat 75ft from water. Otherwise it was 70% Yammy's, 15% Honda's, 10% Suzzy's and a 5% hodgepodge of Evinrudes, Tohatsu, ect....... 
  • Our Sponsors