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Flashing a Window's Head Casing

This flashing method might seem excessive until that first big driving rain

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When installing mechanically-flanged windows, builder Mike Guertin of Rhode Island likes to take a little extra time and effort to create a tight seal between the windows, housewrap and flashing tape. Then, before adding the head casing to a window, he uses a sandwich of metal cap flashing, spacers, more flashing tape and a piece of decorative copper to ensure water doesn't find its way behind this trim element.

To hear Mike Guertin explain his technique, click on the image to the right.

Photos by: Chris Ermides