Seal Gap Between Shingles and Siding?

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Old 10-23-19, 04:14 PM
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Seal Gap Between Shingles and Siding?

I had my shingles replaced this summer and noticed a little gap between them and the siding. I don't remember tha name of the siding, but it is that glue and sawdust stuff popular on late 70's homes.
Should I be sealing this? And if so, with what?
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10-23-19, 04:42 PM
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The gap is required to be 1-2" by most siding mfg's. The gap should be large enough so you can paint the bottom edge of the siding. There should be a metal flashing behind there to prevent any leaks. You probably just can't see it. It does NOT need to be caulked.
 
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The gap is required to be 1-2" by most siding mfg's. The gap should be large enough so you can paint the bottom edge of the siding. There should be a metal flashing behind there to prevent any leaks. You probably just can't see it. It does NOT need to be caulked.
 
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Thanks Sleeper.
So if I poke a screwdriver under there and hear no metal on metal, what would you recommend doing until I can get flashing installed?
 
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I can't imagine there not being flashing under there. To install flashing you'd need to remove the flashing or at least get it loose enough for the flashing to go under the siding. It would also go under the shingles. If there was no flashing you would have had water damage long ago.
 
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Thanks guys. You have eased my mind on this. I'll leave it be!
 
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