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In a recent "Building Skills" department and companion video, John Mahan demonstrated the basics of how to solder and shape copper cap flashing. This flashing is installed on top of a window's head casing and serves as the first line of defense against water infiltration, thereby preventing mold, rot, and insects. In this Members Only video, Mahan goes beyond the basics to show you how a few additional bends on the sheet-metal brake turn this functional flashing element into a decorative one as well.
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Learn how to shape and solder copper cap flashing, a window's first line of defense against water and the best way to prevent rot, insects, and moldby John Mahan
A pro shows how he shapes and solders copper cap flashing, a window's first line of defense against waterby John Mahan
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