How to install step flashing


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Old 10-01-05, 08:29 AM
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Question How to install step flashing

Does it go under the shingles or over? Thanks
 
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You lay a shingle, and the step flashing goes on top of the shingle, but is completely covered up by the next shingle. Thus, you install your starter strip, then a step shingle. Then you install your fist shingle, and put a step shingle on. The step shingle is installed even with the top of the shingle so that there is no metal exposed once it is covered up with the next shingle.

The only exception would be some of the larger than normal shingles that you see nowadays. If the exposure is 6 or 7 inches, you would need longer step shingles. 5x7 step shingles are used for 5" exposure.
 
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Thumbs up Thanks - I think I get it.

I was wondering why there were different sizes step flashing. I appreciate the timely response.

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Old 10-01-05, 06:37 PM
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ha ha, thanks. I guess I didn't tell, you, but maybe you already figured it out... that you bend the 5x7 in half so that it's 2 1/2 x 7, not the other way. (3 1/2 x 5)
 
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Old 10-03-05, 09:38 AM
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Cedar Shakes also use a longer step flashing.....9" I believe.
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