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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:21 pm 
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Hi guys,

Discovered today why my garage has weather coming in.

All of the flashing on the end of the roof has disappeared. Not sure how this can happen unless someone intentionally removed it?

Anyway question, would it be ok if I foam filled the gap and trimmed it off for now.

And then when the weather improves a little, What flashing is best to fix. It had some metal stuff on there previously by the looks of it, Lead? But I am sure the world has moved on since then lol!

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Lead is still the best material for flashings - it's also very nickable, which is almost certainly where yours has gone.

Foam might work as a temporary fix, but I'd feel more inclined to use a strip of wide dpc, well weighed down with bricks, (it'll certainly clean up easier when it's time to do the job properly).

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That's a good shout! What if i put foam in there and DPC over the top? I could grip fill the doc down maybe?

Is there an alternative synthetic flashing I could use?

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Flashband. Not as good as lead, but a lot less nickable

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Job and Knock wrote:
Flashband. Not as good as lead, but a lot less nickable
This looks like just the ticket! I think i will use this stuff and then foam fill from the inside for good measure as quite a bit of wind is coming in too

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flash band is a temp fix only tbh, you can get a proper lead substitute or lead free products

eg. ubiflex or wakaflex

these are reinforced products unlike flashband what is bitumen/rubber tape



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Bob225 wrote:
flash band is a temp fix only tbh, you can get a proper lead substitute or lead free products

eg. ubiflex or wakaflex

these are reinforced products unlike flashband what is bitumen/rubber tape
Cool let me look into them. The blurb says that flashband is good for 15years!

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Going from asbestos to brick means there is going to be a fair bit of movement as well as bridging the gap too


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Bob225 wrote:
Going from asbestos to brick means there is going to be a fair bit of movement as well as bridging the gap too
Is that an asbestos roof on my garage? :o

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