Residential application with wood windows and wood shingle siding.
For the usual condition where a window has siding above it, and the
head trim projects out beyond the siding, I understand that a head
flashing is required between the head trim and the siding, to direct
outward any moisture from above.
However, what about windows just under the eave? In my situation,
there will be no siding above these windows, as the head trim butts
into the freize board, whose face is proud of the head trim. The eave
overhang is 2 feet and located just 1.5 feet above the window head
Here it seems like head flashing is neither necessary nor useful.
With the projecting freize board and large roof overhang, I can't see
moisture making its way into the area above the window. And with the
head trim butted tight into the freize board, there's no space for
moisture to be let out, anyway. This is an original detail that I
would like to preserve.
Am I on the right track here, or should I be planning things