Builder Manny Silva demonstrates how to weatherproof the rough opening before installing a new entry door in an old home.
This homemade tool is more like a mold or a die than a brake, but you can use it to make simple bends in narrow pieces of coil stock in a pinch.
Mike Guertin demonstrates how he uses redundant layers of flashing and kickout flashing to prevent roof water from slipping behind the gutter, causing damage.
If you don’t include housewrap, use a sill pan, and flash the flanges, the work is far from watertight.
The first rule of roof flashing is that water runs downhill; the second rule is that the first rule isn't without exceptions.
Keeping water moving out and down is the key to effective sidewall flashing.
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