06:39AM | 08/03/05
Member Since: 08/02/05
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I am replacing the molding on the exterior of my entry door. I am putting a crown molding above the door, so this requires a board (1"x6") to extend out from the house (acting as the ceiling). What is the best way to install flashing on this? I'm not crazy about having a 6" piece of flashing extending the edge of the board.

Can I get away with cutting the back of the two boards that the crown molding is attached to on a 1° slant (keeping the two pieces perpindicular) and installing 1" flashing so that any water will run away from the house. I would think the 1° slant would be unnoticeable from below.

Any other ideas?



08:20PM | 08/04/05
Member Since: 07/01/05
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a horizontal 1 X 6 will cup & split when exposed to weather. consider a non-wood product instead.

how it is flashed is dependant upon the siding material, but one inch is inadequate.

look into having someone with an aluminum brake make a mini-roof for you with a wrap- around J on the front edge that will cover the wood entirely, & not require visible nails.



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