Fleshing Out Flashing Options

November 29, 2011
Publication: Construction Specifier p 18-27
Author(s): Derek McCowan

Abstract: Built-in wall flashings, through-wall systems and the like, are often modified or eliminated as part of the value engineering process. Although these hidden components add little to the building's visual appearance, wall flashings are essential parts of its weather protection system. Decisions made in the name of VE often provide very modest monetary savings when compared to the resulting degradation in reliability and durability.

Keywords: Waterproofing