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kazyctn 01-13-2012 04:20 PM

Question about this wind-damaged flashing:
 
Hey Folks,

I heard some rattling around on the roof after a good windstorm and went up to inspect. Looks like quite a bit of this flashing (about 3" wide) pulled away in several places. I'm not a roofing expert, and I noticed that it doesn't overlap with any shingles or the ridge cap, so for the life of me I can't figure out what purpose it serves... Does this need to get repaired/replaced? Is it a priority?

Many Thanks!


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Roofmaster417 01-13-2012 04:41 PM

It looks like zinc strips to me.Rather than remove all of it I would use some tin snips and cut them off from where the pulled away.

Seal the nail holes and be done with it.If you try to remove all of it you could get into trouble in the valley if your not careful.

Roofmaster417 01-13-2012 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roofmaster417 (Post 821649)
It looks like zinc strips to me.Rather than remove all of it I would use some tin snips and cut them off from where the pulled away.

Seal the nail holes and be done with it.If you try to remove all of it you could get into trouble in the valley if your not careful.


The zinc strip is for algae and lichen control.

tinner666 01-13-2012 07:21 PM

Rm is correct. Zinc strips. Just cut it off where it's loose.

kazyctn 01-13-2012 07:37 PM

Thanks Roofmaster - That sounds about right. Should be an easy fix if it doesn't snow this weekend!


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