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Old 04-18-2013, 01:33 PM   #31
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Now I'm going to have to go up there and check that corner. I remember looking at it when it was done and don't recall that part being soft (nothing behind it). Considering all the saw dust that was around, I would be surprised if he didn't put a small strip in there.


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Old 04-18-2013, 05:13 PM   #32
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You have about 20' of roof to wall to deal with based on the pics. The two pc would be ideal and if polling thats where my vote goes. I have no idea what they charge for the metals, but you dont need much, it would be a wise choice.

Your alternative is one like in the spec you posted but slightly improved. The hem is a nice feature so i would add that. Also, you could extend the lower section from 3.5" to say 5"+. This would give you a little more play in the flashing for when the time comes to re roof. You could price it both ways and see what your saving vs going with something from Fry Reglet.
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All drip metal that I specify has a drip with a return hem. (Thats what we call it when the metal is turned back on itself at 180 degrees. The kick adds a lot of columnar strength to the metal and prevents bowing. The return hem is to keep people from slicing their hands and feet open from a sharp edge, and if Kynar coated steel is used, it prevents rust from starting at an unhemmed drip. Galvanized, steel moves at about half the rate of aluminum.

Monumental buildings always used to use lead coated copper for its malleability. It was relatively easy to bend it up, re-flash and bend it back down. Not so with Stainless, ALuminum, or Steel.

I already posted my 2 cents about how to properly install base flashing.
You've got 4 pretty experienced people telling you that you should have a cant strip, and you should listen to them, but I guess the cow is out of the barn on that one. I would personally never allow a bituminous low slope roof system to be installed without cants. The value of the 4 inch high water dam cannot be over stated, and Bridging and cracking will occur at a 90 degree turn in any bituminous product in time.


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