7 responses on “Bellevue Roof Contractor, Pro Roofing Tip – Roof to Wall Flashing (26 gauge steel)

  1. dekonfrost7

    @JeanRobinson28 in all fairness, ive dont the same thing on grand Sequoia
    shingles and put a bead of tube cement under the low spots…but it’s not
    great roofing only par…

  2. MicahValentine11

    I meant 26 gauge flashing. Its not 28 gauge, but 26 gauge roof-to-wall
    flashing. The lower the number the thicker. We only use 26 gauge flashing
    with a baked on enamel finish.

  3. ProroofingNW

    Good observation JeanRobinson28. Are you familiar with the Woodmoor
    shingle? It appears as though there is a gap cut out of the shingle because
    there is. The good news is that the gap is only 5 inches do if water is
    driven up that space it will hit the but end of the shingles. It’s a full
    tab with a “pumpkin tooth” cut out of the middle. Long story short… No
    water can get up that gap very far before it’s stopped by asphalt shingles.
    Again, thanks for the good observation and comment.

  4. Patrick Binder

    @rofermarc1; apron, header, roof-to-wall, same thing. What purpose would a
    hem or kick do for roof-to-wall? @dekonfrost7; its best practice which is
    more than most do. Some would tuck shingles under the siding.
    @JeanRobinson28; science says otherwise. Water will not do that. At most
    wind driven rain will go 1″ up a vertical surface. Here we have a 4″ face
    and probable another 4″ behind the siding. @ProroofingNW, I like your posts.

  5. ProroofingNW

    Let’s keep the dialogue going… We use the 26 G Roof to Wall flashing with
    the baked enamel because it holds up to lots of bad weather really well. In
    this case, it was pretty tucked away and hidden. If you could see on the
    other side the roof make a return and there is chimney there protecting the
    flashing. A more exposed area could use calking over the grommets for extra
    protection. We have lots of rain in Seattle and this system for RTW
    flashing seems to work really well.

  6. Jean Robinson

    One good rainstorm with driving winds and water will be driven in under the
    edge where your flashing sits on the shingles! The gaps under the metal are
    visible with the naked eye!