Liquid-Applied Flashing Product
Hello, My name is Jim. I am building a house in climate zone 6. My windows arrived last week and I am planing on installing them in the next few weeks. My original plan was to use a peel and stick to flash the windows and exterior doors until I read Martin’s article “Liquid-Applied Flashing”.
The product that caught my eye is “Dow Corning 778 Silicone Liquid Flashing” now renamed to Dowsil 778. The fact that it can be applied at temperatures as low as -20 degreesF got my attention. It is mid January here and I doubt we will have temperatures warm enough for the other products until late March or early April.
Martin’s Article was very informative but I have two questions.
1. Has anyone tried this product and what are your thoughts? I’ve tried to find more information on people using it but can’t seem to find any “testimonials” good or bad.
2. In the article Martin writes “Surprisingly, Wagner later sent me an e-mail noting, “I want to make sure that you add the clarification that DC778 is not designed for use in single family residential construction.”
I can’t seem to come up with any idea on why they would specify that. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance,
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