31 Jul '15, 12pm

Liquid-Applied Flashing

Liquid-Applied Flashing

The products may not be readily available at local building supply stores. Most of these products can’t be used when the weather turns cold. Typically, manufacturers of liquid-applied flashing require temperatures to be at least at “32°F and rising.” Some manufacturer want the temperature to be even warmer; for example, Prosoco FastFlash can't be applied at temperatures below 40°F. Cold-climate builders might choose DuPont Tyvek Fluid Applied Flashing, which can be installed at temperatures as low as 25°F, or Pecora XL-Flash, which can be applied at 20°F. The cold-temperature champion is Dow Corning 778 Silicone Liquid Flashing, which can be installed at temperatures as low as -20°F. Liquid-applied flashings cost more than many types of peel-and-stick flashing, although in some cases labor savings may outweigh, or almost outweigh, the added material cost. Some manufacturer...

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