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Old 07-25-2008, 09:44 PM   #1
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What alternatives do I have for flashing my door besides tyvek's flex wrap, which the local hardware store wants to charge 170 dollars for a 7" X 25' roll.

Obviously that is the easy route, but I can't find any products that are similar at all. Am I stuck with metal flashing? ; because i'm not sure I could do that.

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Grace Ice and Water Shield. Other flexible membrane materials. The difference is that you have to cut, peel, and layer it wall properly. Not a big deal.

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I would use both, The grace as Atlantic states And the metal drip cap.
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Either of those products will work just fine.

I will say that Tyvek's flex wrap is uber-expensive, but is a spectacular product. If you're wrapping the house in Tyvek, the wrap's adhesive chemically bonds to the house wrap for a watertight seal.
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I can't find any other products besides the tyvek flex wrap in this town.
Looks like i'm going to have to order online.
Have you ever seen/used tite seal ?
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grace vycor and call your local lumber yard and see what they have instead of tyvek.
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Oh when i had my house vinyl sided i went with green guard house wrap instead of tyvek.

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grace vycor and call your local lumber yard and see what they have instead of tyvek.
Thats the problem, the local yard doesn't have ANYTHING.

Went to the next town and 1 lumber yard had the tyvek flex wrap, which I absolutely am not paying that much for .

Guess an adhesive membrane IS the way to go, so i'll look around and see what I can order online.

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