Max­i­mize per­for­mance of flash­ing

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To make sure that your home’s flash­ing works to the best of its abil­ity, the ends of the flash­ing, at each far end of the fas­cia board, should be turned up to make a tiny “curb.”

This forces the wa­ter to flow off the front of the flash­ing and across the face of the fas­cia.

With­out these tiny end curbs, the wa­ter can roll un­der the end of the flash­ing, es­pe­cially in a fierce-wind­driven rain­storm, such as a hur­ri­cane.

This ex­pert de­tail­ing is of­ten not done by those who are in­ex­pe­ri­enced with flash­ing.

Fur­ther­more, be­cause of cap­il­lary at­trac­tion, the down­turned end of the flash­ing that folds down over the front of the fas­cia board should have an air space be­tween the flash­ing and the fas­cia board.

If the flash­ing is tight against the face of the fas­cia board, the cap­il­lary at­trac­tion of the wa­ter can ac­tu­ally pull the wa­ter up­hill un­der the flash­ing and into the back of the fas­cia board, thus cre­at­ing rot.

This flash­ing is curl­ing the right way.

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