I plan on building a small gable cover over my side door My siding is flat
tongue and grove 1x12 with a revel milled out to look like log .Should I cut
into the siding and use flashing between the plywood tyvec and siding or is
there another way
Cutting away the siding where the new roof framing (rafter? ledger?)
will attach to the existing wall is pretty standard with most
sidings. That allows you to slip the flashing up under the Tyvec and
It's also possible to cut a groove in the siding, about half the
thickness, and use flashing that has a return (almost a hem but not
shut tight - it's V-shaped and wedges into the slot, with caulk in the
slot before insertion and covered completely with caulk after
insertion). That's more typically a masonry/flashing detail, but it
works okay in thicker wood siding that's flat (profiled siding makes
it tough to do).
You should go with the first option.
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