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How to properly finish the led flashing

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Jupiter01, 8 Jul 2019.

  1. Jupiter01

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    As seen in this picture, the front of my property has wooden cladding.
    When we had the porch extension done last year, the builder removed the cladding row that was at the same height as the led flashing and was then unable to fit the cladding flush as it has led flashing sitting behind it.

    This has been an eye sore ever since and I was wondering if I could remedy this myself. I would appreciate your advice.
     

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    Remove it.

    It looks to me like he has gauged the tiles poorly so that the top course of tiles falls a little short and the width of lead he is using does not have enough upstand to dip behind the next shiplap board up. You can tell the tiles are short by the way that the very top left hand tile doesn't interfere with the cladding when really, it should. The top course should be a lot further up.

    Edit:

    Looking at your other thread I'd say he's gone beyond max on the gauge and owes that roof another course of tiles.(y)
     
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    Are you suggesting that the lowest shiplap board should be removed altogether and the led should be tucked under the shiplap board above this?
    If yes, wont I have the same issue on that board? i.e. once the led flashing is tucked under the board, the board will not fit flush to the wall?
     
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    Can someone please advise me on the above? Thanks in advance.
     
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    The lead should finish under the shiplap boars yes, even if that means a little kick on the board. There should be a vertical gap between the lead and the clad material.
     
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    I’m sorry but I’m not following your explanation on the “vertical gap”. Can you need elaborate please

    Also, by having a kick on the board (albeit the second board up) aren’t we going to end up with a similar situation to the one we have currently?

    Thanks for your help
     
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    Whatever the material, i.e. shiplap, render etc, the cladding material should not be touching the lead, rather there should be a splash gap.

    If the lead is dressed correctly then there will be minimum kick on the bottom board. Your job has been made ever more difficult by an inept roofer.
     
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