Loose Step Flashing

Here is a graphic showing loose step flashing when the siding (cedar siding today) was nailed directly to the roof framing without wall sheathing. I have seen this several times. I included a photo from today’s inspection for reference. I recommend adding a backer board in between the vertical 2x4 to keep the step flashing from falling out.

2 Likes

Nice catch and nice graphic as always Randy.

1 Like

Agreed, thanks again, Randy.

Yeah, that’s always amazing to see they just nailed siding boards directly to framing. Hell, I’ve built better doghouses but I guess that’s just the way things were done. Ironically, I find more water intrusion on newer houses.

Novelty Siding
images (19)