Wow, look at the time!
It’s been more than a month since I’ve posted on my little project here at the Misadventures. No I haven’t run out of steam or money – yet. It’s just when the weather is good you make the best of it and go, go go.
So we’re getting the outside done before the cold weather returns this year – that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Let’s talk about flashing, shall we?
First – there is a big difference between caulking something and flashing something. In my opinion always flash if you can – and throw a little caulk in there for good measure.
So here’s some flashing.
Now like everything else I’ve gone overboard. These are copper head flashing that go over all the exposed windows. I had them fabricated from 16 ounce copper and soldered end caps. Typically an aluminum angle flashing is all you need.
For example this light block for a patio light. The block is made from 5/4 (1″) thick Azek surrounding a 4″ octagonal electrical box placed on point so the light fixture will mount correctly. The block sits on top of the rainscreen.
I know this was pretty boring unless you woke up in the middle of the night wondering how you were going to flash that wall penetration –
Well, now you know.
Oh, and one more thing -Some pretty things are getting done around this place – here’s a peek at the master shower under construction.