Protecting junction - siding meets stone wall
We like the basic design, and contractors have proposed rebuilding the wooden wall assembly but with a bit of flashing at the top where the siding meets the white top piece, and paper between the siding and the backing plywood.
In the first few photos you can see the granite stone wall from the front, and near the front there is no siding, the wall slants down to match the slant of the white top piece coming down.
The granite stone wall is only 3 feet high, so a bit further back the wooded wall assembly comes in, rising above the level of the stone wall.
However now the issue is the junction where the siding meets the top of the granite stone wall. As you can see
- the top of the granite stone wall is essentially flat
- there might have been some attempt to put in mortar so that the top
mortar slopes towards the outside, channeling any water away from the
bottom edge of the siding
- there is currently a little plastic tab under the bottom of the siding, but this is not
a perfect seal because the stones are not perflectly flat on the top surface, and
- there is no caulking or silicone at this junction that we can see
Discussing the rebuild of this wood assembly with our contractor, he wants to put in flashing at the bottom edge of the siding, and run it out all the way across the top surface of the stone wall, basically covering and protecting the entire top surface of that stone wall.
We really like the look of that stone wall it is a nice feature. Even though there is really only about 3-4 inches of stone wall visible at the top surface, it is important to the overall look. It would look much uglier with a piece of metal flashing extending out there.
I can see putting something there under that bottom edge of the siding, some flashing or molding pieces. And caulking or silicone to seal it, if that will work. But I want to retain the view of that 3-4 inches of stone on the top surface if possible!
Any ideas or suggestions welcome!
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