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Old 08-13-2011, 11:38 AM   #1
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I am going to start replacing the old LP siding on my house with Hardipank and I noticed some contractors have used a type of flashing behind the seams where the joints fall to avoid caulking. What kind of flashing is this?
Tried the pro desk at HD and Lowes but no one seems to know.

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Old 08-13-2011, 11:45 AM   #2
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I am going to start replacing the old LP siding on my house with Hardipank and I noticed some contractors have used a type of flashing behind the seams where the joints fall to avoid caulking. What kind of flashing is this?
Tried the pro desk at HD and Lowes but no one seems to know.
That's because they have no ides what they are doing. Go to a real lumberyard and ask them. Usually step flashing is fine.

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That's because they have no ides what they are doing. Go to a real lumberyard and ask them. Usually step flashing is fine.
I believe he is talking about the butt seams on long courses, not flashing down an abutting wall.
The "flashing" is called a "spline" and is nothing more than a piece of waterproof flat material 2 1/2 to 3" wide, centered under the seam so it that will direct water out of the bottom of the lap. The traditional material was 30lb felt, but I like to use scraps of coil stock to cut them from.
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We use a product called Fortifiber. It comes to us in a 12" wide roll. You can cut what you need with a utility knife which for this application would be 3" prox. It's real quick to use, self adhesive so it stays in place until the siding goes over it. We blind nail most everything here so it also gets a nail in it thru the siding. Here's the data on it:
http://www.fortifiber.com/fortiflash.html
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