Should dormers have flashing?
All roof penetrations need to be properly flashed to prevent water damage. This is especially important with dormers because they expose a large wall area to the weather and create many linear feet of vulnerable roof-wall intersections.
What is dormer flashing?
Dormer flashing is installed under the siding and on top of the roof steel at the bottom of a dormer or endwall. This flashing protects your roof from water damage.
What is a Reglet flashing?
A face reglet (also known as reglet-flashing) is counter-flashing that is typically made out of either copper or lead-coated copper. It is applied on the surface of the wall or parapet and screwed into place, with additional sealant placed between the surface and the counter-flashing.
How do you find a leak in a dormer roof?
Look along the edge of the dormer siding where it meets the shingles. Use a flashlight to ensure the flashing extends down both sides of the dormer, across the back and the front. Any missing or corroded flashing, or flashing that has slid down the roof beneath the siding, can let water leak into your home.
Does flashing go over or under shingles?
Flashing should overlap the roof-covering material, but on asphalt shingle roofs, for aesthetic reasons, the part of the headwall flashing that extends down over asphalt shingles is often covered with a course of shingle tabs.
How do you stop a dormer from leaking?
How to Stop a Dormer Leak
- Climb onto the roof.
- Check the caulking at the edges of the dormer for cracking or peeling.
- Use the putty knife to remove all the caulking around the dormer.
- Remove the old flashing and pull it away from the dormer and the shingles.
- Replace the flashing.
Does flashing go over shingles?
Can You flash a chimney dormer?
Dormers Description: The conditions for flashing the junction of a dormer and roof are similar to those for chimney flashing. The two methods described for chimney flashing can be applied. The first is based on using copper flashing squares as base flashing inserted between successive courses of roofing.
How do you attach flashing to dormer walls?
Ideally, this custom flashing will have soldered corners, but if not, carefully notch the metal at the dormer corners and wrap the vertical leg around the corner onto the side wall. Fasten this flashing to the dormer walls, keeping the fasteners as far from the roof-wall joint as you can.
What’s wrong with my dormer roof?
Peeling paint, possibly rot damage at the dormer roof fascias, worst where the fascia boards contact the main roof 4. Possibly a plumbing vent that’s too close to an operable window, small diameter vent piping that may indicate older, possibly antiquated drain waste vent piping or galvanized iron piping (prone to rust, clogs, costly replacement)
What size flashing do I need for a dormer window sill?
Dormer sill conditions vary from typical window sills in that the flashing is extended into an apron which laps over the roofing. Copper flashing used at dormers should weigh a minimum of 12 oz. Aprons must be at least 16 oz.