What is the proper way to flash a deck ledger?
Peter Yost’s details show a ledger spaced out from the sheathing and flashing arranged to allow water to flow between the ledger and the building. The July issue of Fine Homebuilding shows a ledger attached tight to the building with a flashing that directs water over the top of the ledger, and potentially on to the joist hangers and the ends of the joists. Does GBA have a preference for one detail or the other?
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