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  1. #1
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    Default Outer cover flashing

    I plan on building outer covers and read a recent posting about it. Lowe's sells aluminum flashing 20'' wide.

    Is there a certain thickness of flashing to build a durable cover?
    Is aluminum the proper metal to use?

    Thanks, Ray

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    I think most of the flashing is the same thickness, "Menards" sells it 24" wide, I use Galv. material I think it is a little more durable.
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    I use standard 20" galv. home roof flashing then cut it to length with tin snips. Works fine for me.

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    i like using coil stock. it don't need painting, stays cool, don't rust, and doesn't reflect the sun into your eyes. if you get flashing, get it 24" wide so you can cover all the wood. the ones i have with exposed wood are not holding up as good as the ones i made with all the wood covered.
    Last edited by WVbeekeeper; 07-09-2007 at 02:45 PM.

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    I use the aluminum flashing from Lowes, cut it with tin snips, works great for me and is easy to nail the tops on through the metal.

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    Aluminum flashing (some times called coil stock too) can be purchased in "bright" (shinny) aluminum or painted (white and brown are very popular).

    The painted type may not need painting (if you like the color) or if it does, the "coating" takes (holds) paint easily. Unpainted (raw) aluminium must be primed before painting so it sticks.

    An easy way to cut nice (almost non-sharp) straight pcs is to use a sharp knife and a straight edge. Simply "score" the flashing (maybe once, maybe twice) and then bend to break apart. Works Great!

    >Is there a certain thickness of flashing to build a durable cover?
    >Is aluminum the proper metal to use?

    Aluminum flashing is my choice.
    Last edited by Dave W; 07-13-2007 at 03:07 PM.

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