Drip-Edge Flashing – Connect it the Right Way!

A Step By Step Guide To Connecting Two Pieces Of Flashing

Before installing Flexstone on a deck, most situations call for the installation (or re-installation) of drip edge flashing. The most common size is a 2″ x 2″ and the drip-edge is a small kicker that diverts water from the fascia board beneath it. These flashings are most commonly sold in 10′ lengths, meaning that on almost every job, you will be required to connect one piece to another.

There are several schools of thought on how to forge a proper connection between two pieces of flashing. In order to make it a little easier, we decided it would be wise to show how we install our flashings. As I mentioned before, there is more than one way to do this, but we know that the method you’re about to see works well for us.

*TIP: Ensure that you nail your flashing in place using ring nails (important) approximately 2.5″ apart to ensure that your flashing does not buckle and the nails do not pop in the future.

Drip-Edge Flashing - Connections