Sill Pan Flashing

Sill Pan Flashing

Sill pan flashing

Sill pan flashing detail

Sill Pan Flashing – a type of flashing used at the bottom of window or door openings to prevent  water from infiltrating into the wall framing or interior of the structure.  When used in conjunction with header and jamb flashing it effectively prevents minor leaks or decay of the window or door units from adversely affecting the structure.

Sill pan flashing may be custom fabricated from metal or plastic stock, either in shop or on site.

Adjustable sill pan flashing is also commercially available; usually consisting of two or more pieces that are sealed together once they are trimmed to fit the opening.

types of sill pan flashing

various sill pan flashing applications

Pliable sill pan flashing, also commercially available, consists of a water proof membrane with a thick adhesive backing that adheres to the sill and jambs.  It must be trimmed and pressed in place to attain the proper shape required to flash the opening.

 

 

 

 video courtesy of Therma-Tru Doors
Jump to 4:32 time frame to see sill pan flashing installation instructions


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Tony is a life time resident of North Carolina with over 30 years experience in multiple facets of the industrial, commercial and residential construction industry. For the past 23 years he has owned and operated Wood’s Home Maintenance Service, providing services primarily in Johnston, Wake and Sampson Counties of North Carolina. ______________ ______________________________________________________ The information contained in this Blog is opinion derived, from hands on experience of over 30 years in the construction industry and by extensive research by the author. All postulations are referenced to the geographic location in which this experience was gained.

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