How to Do Saddle Flashing

When fitting a pool fencing for safety reasons, saddle flashing is usually a requirement. A pool fence is typically constructed with a timber frame to which metal fittings are added to give the fence additional strength and to reduce the amount of bending when using it for water safety purposes. Saddle flashing can be applied to almost any wooden frame and can usually be applied in a few days at a local DIY store.

How to Do Saddle Flashing

If your fence is made from softwood then you will probably need to apply saddle flashing using a chemical stripper (often known as saddle bleach). If your fence is made from hardwood such as maple, oak or pine you will probably only need to apply saddle flashing or paint thinners to the underside of the fence. Paint thinners are much easier to use on painted wood than saddle flapping, but both tools can be used if you feel it is necessary.

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Once your shingles are down, it is time to install your new saddle flashing. If you are using pine, simply take off the first two or three layers of shingles that you find have become loose and nail or screw them down in their spots. For cedar, remove the bark and shake off any excess leaves and put them in a separate pile. Once your pine and cedar have been mixed, it is time for you to smooth out the areas that have been exposed to the elements and allow them to dry.

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