Roof Flashing Guide: From Drip Edge to Valley Flashing
Drip edge metal, valley flashing, dormer, chimney, and kickout flashing shed water away from the connections between roofs, walls, chimneys, and other building assemblies
This collection of articles, animations, and videos identifies the critical roof flashing areas, illustrates durable roof flashing details, and shows how to flash roofs right in the real world.
SIZE UP THE JOB: Roof flashing animations
Roof valleys are like gutters with a steep pitch; but the stakes are higher for valleys than they are for gutters
There are many products in a roof assembly, so choose a system that is specifically designed to work together
Flashing a wood-framed chimney is like flashing a dormer, except there’s no roof behind it. Without protection, water can leak into the joint and rot your walls to direct uphill water away
JOBSITE KNOWHOW: Roof flashing videos
A three-foot stick can hold a section of step flashing out of the way while you work the membrane into place.
BACKGROUND RESEARCH: Roof flashing articles and podcasts
Roof Flashing in the Building Code:
- 2012 IRC: SECTION R703 EXTERIOR COVERING