The Complete Deck Ledger Flashing System

Flashing is flashing, right? Not necessarily. Mark
Morsching, who owns a Minnesota construction
company and has seen his share of problem decks, has
come up with a new flashing profile he claims does a
better job of keeping water where it belongs.
Morsching developed flashing for use on deck perimeters
and at the ledger. Both versions have an extra
flange of material that should be more effective at
blocking water than conventional flashing profiles.
The perimeter flashing minimizes water from seeping
between fascia and structural framing, which should
extend the life of the deck. At the same time, any movement
of the fascia and deck boards caused by changes
in moisture and temperature is hidden by the flashing,
maintaining a neater appearance. The ledger flashing
(shown), Morsching says, minimizes wind-driven rain
from being pushed up the wall, while hiding any dimensional
movement in decking next to the house.
Both versions are available in Galvalume, G185
galvanized steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, in
11 colors to complement most composite decking. The
flashing comes in standard 10-foot lengths but can
be shipped in 8-foot sections and custom made to any
length a builder needs.
Expect to pay about $1.70 per foot. Stainless steel
costs somewhat more. —

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One Response to The Complete Deck Ledger Flashing System

  1. Bobby Pyfer says:

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