Mother Nature Obliges!

I made up my mind yesterday that today would be “flashing day”, no matter what.  I hoped for only a little rain, but wasn’t holding my breath, given the weather report of rain for the next ten days.  Imagine my happy surprise when I woke up to sun!

It did rain (of course) last night, so even waiting until 10:30 left me with some wet areas to work with.  Still, most were dry.  I used this adhesive which seemed to be perfect for working in such damp conditions, and only needs a minimal amount of time to start setting up…plus has great reviews.  I gooped it on to the back of the well-cleaned old flashing, and also in the corners where the siding comes together, then nailed it up…easy-peasy.  After it was all up, the dry weather continued for 3 1/2 more hours.  According to reviews I’d read, other users had luck with as little as 2 hours of drying time.

The nails don’t look great, but I plan on painting the flashing so they shouldn’t show up after that.  I think that it looks pretty good, better in reality than it looks in these pictures, oddly enough!  Yay!

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5 thoughts on “Mother Nature Obliges!

  1. Looking good! The one thing I have found over time is that the things you think don’t look too good nobody else actually notices! I filled a hole in the wall last night, were the radiator pipe comes through the tiles in the bathroom (its taken me a year to get round to it) It turns out Gosia hadn’t even noticed the hole in the first place 🙂

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