Valley flashing options for Cedar shakes

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Old 06-23-15, 09:50 AM
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Valley flashing options for Cedar shakes

I am about to start roofing on my new construction. I will be installing Cedar shakes. I would have loved to use copper for valley flashing but it is too expensive.
What would be the best alternative, both from quality and looks point of views?
Galvanized steel is pretty common, But how should I finish it to go along with the shakes? Brown paint? Coppertone paint or would it be considered tacky? Any other ideas?

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Old 06-23-15, 11:15 AM
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Not a roofer but I have painted numerous galvanized flashings to match or compliment the roof color so that is an option. IMO the biggest concern would be that the flashing would last as long as the roofing!
 
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Thanks Marksr!

I have a kind of related question. I would like to put galvanized drip edge. I don't like the limited colors that are offered, so would be getting unfinished and decide on the color later.
From what I know, the whole drip edge should be primed and painted??? If I install the edge and prime/paint it later, it will leave the unexposed area unfinished. Would that be a problem? adivisable/not advisable?
 
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If you are talking about the backside or the part covered by the shingles - it shouldn't be an issue to leave in unpainted ...... it might rust out eventually but you'd probably be needing a new roof by then anyway.
 
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I work as a building materials supplier in the Midwest, and i can assure you that if you use an aluminum drip edge, you should have dozens of colors available.

As for the valley flashing, yes copper is outrageous. However if you find a steel roofing supplier in your area, they can sell you W Valley Flashing in a copper color. It won't patina like real copper, but it should be aesthetically pleasing......
 
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