Will start a new post, as I guess my old one is pretty buried by now, and am
guys will see it. Thanks so much for help and your time; really appreciate
Still very confused over how the Z flashing should be positioned to protect
the bottom edge of vertical T1-11 siding that rests on, or close to, a
horizontal trim board..
If there is a gap left on purpose between the bottom siding edge, and
flashing, as was suggested in answers, doesn't this
negate the flashing purpose as allowing the gap would (still) allow rain
water to be wicked up into the end grain ?
Please see the Z flashing picture in:
This "seems" like a good way of doing it, except for sealing the top most
flashing edge against the siding, as
in my original posted question. I'll re-copy it for ref. below.
Hate to appear dumber than I really am with this, but this is a totally new
area for me,
and am trying to learn the principles, as well as wanting to have it done
Moved into a house that has T1-11 vertical siding.
At the bottom, the siding is "finished off" with a horizontal board that
runs the width of the house.
Typical pine board, perhaps 6" X 3/4 x ...
The bottom edges of some of the siding (rests on top of the 3/4 board edge)
has wicked up water over the years, and looks as if
I'll have to replace some of it. Also, a new horizontal board, as it does
improve the looks.
It has been suggested that I make sure to have the bottom edge of the siding
where it meets the horizontal board
be flashed with a "Z Flashing". Certainly sounds like a good idea.
Found a picture of Z flashing on the web, and my question relates to the top
most vertical edge of the flashing:
Obviously there can't be a perfect seal here between the edge of the AL
flashing and the face of the siding board.
When it rains, due to small gaps between, or just capillary action, I would
imagine water seeps in and probably migrates to the bottom siding edge
Is this anything to worry about ?
Is the paint that goes over all of this supposed to seal it adequately, or
should one run a small
bead of RTV here, or... ?
Any thoughts on all of this would be most appreciated.
BTW: T1-11 still used and available ?