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Old 03-21-2009, 01:05 PM   #1
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Has Anyone Tried This Flashing Brand Before?

I found this in an article in FHB and was wondering if anyone has used it and how much it costs. I'm more interested in the bendability then price, as we know copper never produces a real crisp edge and dings if you breath on it wrong, so I'm wondering if this would.

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Old 03-21-2009, 05:41 PM   #2
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I looked at their site. One crucial specification, which I didn't find on their site or their PDF download, was how thick the product is. (They do say their backing is 20 mils, but don't say how thick the copper is.) Perhaps I missed it, but this lack of forthrightness and prominent mention of exactly how thick the copper is raises a big red flag. I suspect the stuff is tissue-paper thin.

While I haven't used this product, there is a similar product made by Amerimax. That is 3 ounce copper, 4 mils thick. They used to sell it with a paper backing, which was firmly bonded to the copper, but now sell it with a plastic backing, similar to the description of the York stuff.

The problem I saw is that (with the Amerimax product) the plastic isn't bonded to the copper very well. I wound up removing the plastic, as I didn't have any confidence in the adhesive. Naturally, it's like tissue paper without the backing, but at least you know you're getting a firm bond.

Since using the Amerimax product a couple times, I have switched to plain 5 mil copper, (no backing) which you can buy in bulk (25lb rolls) at a much better price. (I got a great deal on ebay.)

Now if you are putting it on treated wood, you might need the plastic shield. However, with the backing, you definitely get a rounded edge, as the plastic won't bend very crisply. The plain copper foil is much better, in my opinion. If you're going on to treated wood, you could just prime the wood first.

To avoid dings, be super-diligent in cleaning your surface and scraping off any dingleberries.


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Use silicone 3 to attach it.
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