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Old 03-28-2015, 10:41 AM   #1
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a cap to cover the front door:


I would like to install a cap to cover the front door:

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1) Would you tape horizontally the new cap to the OSB sheeting (there is no housewrap)?

2) The original horizontal J-channel would then be nailed trough the new cap, correct?

3) The new cap would extend to the right, a cut as indicated with a green line would be made to the 1st vertical J-channel so that the new cap can slide under it, correct? The right cap's flap would butt against the 2nd J-channel.

4) On the left hand side the new cap should have a small "flap" that would be bent down into the vertical J-channel, correct? Bent up the "flap" on the right side, correct?

5) What material to use for the cap?

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Old 03-28-2015, 01:08 PM   #2
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Guessing you really mean Z molding.
If so any building supply, Lowes, HD should have it in stock.
I always find it back near the shingle area for some reason.
Huge mistake not having house wrap behind that siding.
That J mold you have now was installed wrong.
That left vertical piece should have butted up against the bottom of the horizontal piece with a notch cut out of the vertical piece and a tab cut into the horizontal piece that gets bent over 90 deg.
That J is acting like a rain gutter with no way for it to drain the way it is now.

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Old 03-28-2015, 01:13 PM   #3
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Why?? Leaking?? Just use aluminium door/window cap of the right dimension. That window cap should ohabe gone on BEFORE any vinyl with both end flaps bent down. Ron
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Guessing you really mean Z molding.
If so any building supply, Lowes, HD should have it in stock.
I always find it back near the shingle area for some reason.
Huge mistake not having house wrap behind that siding.
That J mold you have now was installed wrong.
That left vertical piece should have butted up against the bottom of the horizontal piece with a notch cut out of the vertical piece and a tab cut into the horizontal piece that gets bent over 90 deg.
That J is acting like a rain gutter with no way for it to drain the way it is now.
Yes, I meant Z molding, or Z flashing. Stock ones are fairly narrow but I think you are saying that whatever Lowes/HD sells is fine, no need for a custom wide one, correct?

Homes here do not have housewraps. I am upset about it but what can one do? It is too late.

When I add the Z molding, I will consult with this "manual":

http://diysrc.com/install-j-channel-...-vinyl-siding/

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Old 03-28-2015, 02:20 PM   #5
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Why?? Leaking?? Just use aluminium door/window cap of the right dimension. That window cap should ohabe gone on BEFORE any vinyl with both end flaps bent down. Ron
No leaking as far as I I can tell but as you can see this is not done correctly. I want to prevent leaks and damage down the road.

Are you saying that the right flap of the door cap should be bent down into the 2nd J-channel? So the 2nd J-channel should be cut trough?

As far as I can say, on the right side, the 1st vertical J-channel is there just as a spacer. It does serve no purpose, I think I should remove the door molding, remove the 1st J-chanel, and install a wider door molding.

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