How to Install Head Flashing with ZIP System Flashing Tape
Finish the window flashing by overlapping the top over the side pieces.
How to do it
- Cut flashing tape to be at least two inches longer than the width of the window plus side jamb flashing.
- Make sure top of head flashing is at least two inches above where the top of the head flange ends.
- Make sure head flashing runs at least one inch past the jamb flashing on each side of the window.
- You can use ZIP System® 3-3/4 inch tape for this application, but to get a better adhesion surface and width to make sure a good shingling pattern is maintained, use 6 inch ZIP System flashing tape.
—This video is provided by ZIP System sheathing and tape, one of ProTradeCraft’s advertisers. A next-generation exterior roof and wall solution, ZIP System streamlines the weatherization process with an integrated water-resistive barrier and taped seams replacing the need for house wrap or felt, while eliminating the risk of trapped water between sheathing and barrier and protecting against air leakage. View all ZIP System's content