Is it ok that dentil molding won't be applied on top of brick?

threeapplesAugust 13, 2012

i just learned that our exterior molding will not be applied on top of our brick, but rather the brick will not go all the way to the roofline and there will be a space left for the molding. This seems hugely problematic to me. Any thoughts?

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palimpsest

I don't think it's a problem because it isn't the brick that is making the house weather tight or anything, it's a surface application.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 9:49PM
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LuAnn_in_PA

I agree with pal.

Why does it seem problematic to you?

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 9:36AM
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threeapples

I worry that fypon molding on top Of tyvek isn't much of an exterior shell for our weather.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 11:00AM
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Xclusive

Sounds like what you are referring to is frieze board. Normally used to transition from brick to softit/fascia. The frieze board will sit in a brick pocket which helps to prevent air flow in attic and also to stop bugs from getting into the attic as well. Sounds perfectly normal.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 1:49AM
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brickeyee

" brick will not go all the way to the roofline"

It rarely does.

It is not placed between roof rafters, and has steps on eaves.

The trim is to cover up these areas and make them look finished.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 11:10AM
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