We're really into flashing. Architectural flashing, that is. It's central in good waterproofing practices, and proper flashing details are critical in rainy regions like the Pacific Northwest.

In these photos of a remodel we're doing in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle, some excellent flashing installation work can be spotted behind the new rainscreen. We try to educate our clients about the importance of all these waterproofing measures, especially with remodels, wherein many seemingly great ideas combine to either add water intrusion points (which can occur with new window installations) or prevent your home from drying out the way it probably had for years (as happens in a previously drafty home that is now packed tight with insulation).

It all comes down to proper detailing of your building envelope. Not exactly sexy stuff for the homeowner thinking of a remodel. Racy stuff for your architect.