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sandyman720 08-06-2007 12:48 PM

Window Sill flashing?
 
When installing a new construction window, do you use flashing tape for the sill or a pre bent metal flashing?

Thanks

AtlanticWBConst. 08-06-2007 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by sandyman720 (Post 56378)
When installing a new construction window, do you use flashing tape for the sill or a pre bent metal flashing?

Thanks

Hi,

If it is a new construction window then it comes with a nailing flange. No ''metal'' flashing is needed.
As far as what to use over the nailing flange, we use either: Water and Ice shield membrane, flashing tape or Tyvek tape.

zel 08-06-2007 06:26 PM

Gracie water and ice shield tape. We used it on the whole rough opening frame.

AtlanticWBConst. 08-06-2007 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by zel (Post 56424)
Gracie water and ice shield tape. We used it on the whole rough opening frame.

(FWIW: We only use it on the lower opening area and up 6" on the sides. Water travels and sits downward)

zel 08-06-2007 06:51 PM

I hear ya. My Dad first found out about the product on a show called "American Builder" which I think is a local show in Comcast. They had a rep from Gracie on the show and the rep was showing off the product. He covered the whole window opening. My Dad insisted on doing it exactly as the rep was doing it. In my case, it was only 3 windows, so not a big (or expensive) deal. He likes to overkill everything.

hydepark 08-06-2007 10:13 PM

no big deal, but the company is "Grace". You can get their flashing at Home Depot and Lowes. (I work for them ;-)

zel 08-06-2007 10:24 PM

:wallbash: Doh! Sorry! In any event, we were real happy with the product. Especially considering the original windows had no protection on the sills, and you could clearly see they had gotten wet over the years.


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