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Vinyl And Metal Siding

Problem: Water penetration.

Cause: Incorrect flashing detail around windows and doors.

Solutions:

  • When using vinyl or metal siding, flashing is required at the head of windows and doors. Figures 41a and 41b illustrate the details for the correct installation of vinyl and metal siding at window and door heads, jambs and under window sills.

Finish Flashing Detail Around Windows.

Figure 41a - Finish Flashing Detail Around Windows.

Finish Flashing Detail Around Doors and Windows

Figure 41b - Finish Flashing Detail Around Doors and Windows

Note 1: General purpose trim for vinyl and metal siding under window sill and along jamb trim.

 

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