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valcarmo72 04-29-2013 07:25 PM

Flashing Uplifting...
I have some flashing that appears to be uplifting. The aluminum seems to be in place. It seem as if the white laminate on the flashing is coming up. I was thinking of cutting the laminate off and painting it. I wonder if its because the sun beats the crap out of it all day long...not sure but any thoughts...

valcarmo72 04-29-2013 07:35 PM

Oh its flashing that is under the siding and meets the shingles. It about 3 inches overlap on the shingles. Shingles are on an overhang that runs across the whole front of the house mid way.

kwikfishron 04-29-2013 07:49 PM

If it's aluminum coil stock flashing it sounds like electrolysis.

Pictures please.

valcarmo72 04-29-2013 08:02 PM

Oh man...I guess ill post a pic tomorrow. Dark out have get up on the ladder. Want to take close ups so I get good feedback. Till tomorrow. Thx for the reply.

jagans 04-29-2013 09:04 PM

DO you mean its an apron flashing on which the paint finish is separating from the metal? What do you mean Laminate? When I think of Laminate I think of Formica.

valcarmo72 04-29-2013 09:10 PM

Lol...sorry. yes your right the paint finish. But from 15 feet below seems like the paint is coming up all in one piece. As if it were another piece of sheet metal glued to another...for lack of better terms...ill post a pic tomorrow. Appreciate the help.

jsbuilders 04-29-2013 09:17 PM

You could just tar shingles over the flashing

valcarmo72 04-29-2013 09:22 PM

I guess that would be a good idea.

OldNBroken 04-29-2013 10:22 PM


Originally Posted by valcarmo72 (Post 1169822)
I guess that would be a good idea.

Umm, not really

valcarmo72 04-30-2013 03:19 PM


OldNBroken 04-30-2013 03:53 PM


Originally Posted by valcarmo72 (Post 1170206)

We just hate ever hearing slathering asphalt or caulk is a fix for anything ever

jsbuilders 04-30-2013 04:59 PM


Originally Posted by OldNBroken (Post 1170221)

We just hate ever hearing slathering asphalt or caulk is a fix for anything ever

The tar is under the shingles, and its only use is to hold the shingle for cosmetic purposes.

According to the op the problem is cosmetic. So why not fix it with a commonly used and proven cosmetic practice.

valcarmo72 04-30-2013 05:23 PM

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This first pic doesn't really show the uplift but u can see where the bare aluminum is shining in the sun.

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This pic u can see where the siding meets the shingles and in between in the flashing or whatever u call it. Can u see where it is lifted? It to the left. U can't really see the j channel as u cam on the right because the white layer is coming up.

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valcarmo72 04-30-2013 07:19 PM

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Here's a better pic as the sun is going down so u can see the lifting.. thx everyone for the help.

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OldNBroken 04-30-2013 07:44 PM

Can't really tell what is going on there. Normally that would just be a piece of bare or painted metal covering the transition from roof to wall. Hence the name roof-to-wall, or end wall or am sure others call it something else.

Is the part coming off rigid or does it flop around? Only thing I can think of possibly is the installers never took the protective film off before installing it. Can't really tell without seeing it close up, sorry. Unless that is a re-roof and what is sticking up is an old flashing that the new installers just went behind with their metal.

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