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  1. Flashing a Deck Ledger Board on Vinyl Siding

    Attaching a deck ledger board to a vinyl-sided house requires a few extra trim pieces to keep water from leaking behind the siding. Here's a rundown of the materials and procedure.

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  1. Roof Flashing Techniques for Outside Corners

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    Outside corners on dormers needs special flashing details to prevent water leaks. This article explains two foolproof methods for making sure that corners shed water and stay dry for the life of the roof.

  2. Repair Siding: Use a Kick-Out Flashing to Stop Rot

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    Sidewalls, where a roof abuts a wall, are potential leak spots and rot spots. Good metal flashing prevents these problems, including a specially shaped “kick- flashing .”

  3. Installing Chimney Flashing

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    This traditional, time-tested flashing method guarantees a leakproof fix. Follow this step-by-step process and you can fix the leak and save $100s.

  4. Roofing: How to Install Step Flashing

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    Continuous flashing is sometimes seen where a roof meets a sidewall, but in the long run step flashing will do a better job of preventing water leaks.

  5. Roof Flashing : Replace Plumbing Vent Flashing

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    The metal or rubber flashing around plumbing vents can deteriorate or rust through over time, creating water leaks. Here's how to replace the flashing and stop the leaks.

  6. Making a Skylight Leakproof

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    For a leakproof skylight use a special flashing kit and installation techniques we show here.

  7. Prevent Window Leaks with Proper Window Installation

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    New or replacement windows can be made completely watertight with just a little extra effort by properly installing the sill pan, house wrap and flashing tape.

  8. Attaching a New Deck to a House: The Correct Method

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    With proper flashing , a wood deck will last many years; without it, the deck and the ledger it's attached to will quickly rot. Detailed photos in this article show the difference.

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Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Install Roof Flashing - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Install roof flashing in a stepped fashion, with overlapping sheets of aluminum, for effective and long-lasting protection from the elements.

  2. Victorian Kitchen & Bath Remodel : Completing the Trim on the Oriel Window - Bob Vila

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    General contractor Tim Berky is completing trim on the oriel window that faces onto the deck. He begins by covering the underboard with MDO (medium density overlay). Then, he adds an ice and water barrier, and copper flashing , before finishing.

  3. How To: Install Gutter Flashing

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    FromBobVila.com

    Here's a tip on how to increase the life of old wooden gutters. The first step is to lay a new rubber liner along the...

  4. The Biltmore Estate: A Brief Architectural Tour - Bob's Blogs

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    FromBobVila.com

    I recently toured The Biltmore in Asheville, NC—a 250-room estate on 8,000 acres, the largest private home built in A...

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Roof Flashing for Bathroom Fans

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    A roof flashing for bathroom fans can be easily installed with these tips from AsktheBuilder.com host Tim Carter. He'll walk you through the steps of locating the hole, cutting through your roof, positioning the roof flashing and trimming shingles.

  2. How to Replace a Window

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    Replace that broken window by yourself using these tips on how to replace a window.

  3. Installing Bathroom Exhaust Fans

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    Bathroom exhaust fans don't have to be in the bathroom ceiling. You can have a bathroom fan that works like a central vacuum system, where the motor is hidden up in your attic so that it's whisper quiet.

  4. Exterior Door Removal

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    Exterior doors are a touchstone on many homes. You can remove an existing residential exterior door fairly easily if you watch this video.

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Blog Posts

  1. Window Flashing Tape

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

    Flashing A Window Rough Opening Leaks happen!!  The best method to ensure that water leaks do not get in and under windows is to use window flashing tape.   When combined with a sloped sill, a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  2. Exterior Door Flashing Issue

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  3. Another Thirty Yards

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    FromDIY Diva

    Saturday morning I tried to make a “realistic list” of things I wanted to get done this weekend, which ended up being something like fifteen items long and included things...

  4. How To Build a Kickass Chicken Coop

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    FromDIY Diva

    So, a few weeks ago I set out with the intention of building temporary housing for the Nuggets– a FEMA trailer of the poultry world, if you will– and instead...

  5. Defending The Perimeter

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    FromDIY Diva

    As I mentioned in my last post, coming home to find a random chipmunk tail in the middle of your kitchen floor is something that will give you a moment’s...

  6. How To Install Shingles

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    FromAsk the Builder

    Knowing the proper way to install roof shingles is critical. Pay particular attention to the written directions from the shingle manufacturer. The shingle offset is important to avoid a leaking roof.

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