Several of the “PROs” slammed me in a previous post and called me basically everything but a Straight, White Man.
Intelligent responses only.
I believe continuous flashing is a better system. In my experience, the weak link of step flashing is where the walls meet the roof. Without bull(plastic, tar, mastic, etc.), these step flashings tend to seperate on the wall and that’s where the leaks occur. In my experience.
Continuous flashing solves this problem. This flashing is cupped and is installed above the felt. It is also caulked to prevent water entering under the shingle. I have even seen guys glue the shingles to this continuous flashing. The important thing is to shoot out this flashing(step it) on the last shingle.
This method also allows for flashing inspections before the shingles are applied. Permit inspectors in my parts are also requiring a 1 inch gap now from roof to siding. They want to see the shiny metal running along the wall and I have had framing contractors chastise me for painting flashing before the frame inspections are done.
I welcome intelligent debate and opinions…