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Old 07-25-2008, 10:44 PM   #1
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Alternative to 'flex wrap' for flashing?


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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Have you considered Typar Flex


Typar Flex Flashing seems similar to FlexWrap, and is priced a little better (comparing pricing on Amazon.com). There is a video on youtube, try the link below and fast forward to about 4 minute 20 second mark.
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vycor is fine and compatible with tyvek. However, the grace flex wrap product is way easier to mold into a sill pan. Ron
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Homo depot sells 9"x75' grace vycor plus for around 40$. for any order over 45$ they will ship to your home for free according to there website.

we regularly use Xtra Flash its what most the local window companies send with there windows its pretty much the contractor version... I guess since i cant really find it online.
http://www.cvssonline.com/products/g...ucts/flashing/
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$91.80 XF9BS Butyl Base Flash 25M – SINGLE $36.64




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In general, butyl flashings cost about twice as much as rubberized-asphalt products (see "Flexible Flashing Costs," below). However, DuPont's FlexWrap is significantly more expensive than other butyl flashings; it costs about six times the price of the average rubberized-asphalt product.
this was a very good read. 10/10 would recommend.
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there is Grace's product "vycor" which is arubber based polybutyl flashing membrane. also resisto, blueskin, .. do not use ice and water shield on a window or door, its asphalt based and can react with the vinyl in the window or door reducing the life span of the unit
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there is Grace's product "vycor" which is arubber based polybutyl flashing membrane. also resisto, blueskin, .. do not use ice and water shield on a window or door, its asphalt based and can react with the vinyl in the window or door reducing the life span of the unit
Correct, as I stated above two posts prior. Ron
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Oh when i had my house vinyl sided i went with green guard house wrap instead of tyvek.
Greenguard makes a flex equivalent too.
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I'm sure resources have improved since 08- when this thread started.....
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