Drip cap

drip cap

[′drip ‚kap]
(building construction)
A horizontal molding installed over the frame for a door or window to direct water away from the frame.

Drip cap

A horizontal molding fixed to a door or window frame to divert the water from the top rail, causing it to drip beyond the outside of the frame.

drip cap

drip cap
A horizontal molding, fixed to a door or window frame to divert the water from the top rail, causing it to drip beyond the outside of the frame.
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Notice the fabulous parapet that was added with the drip cap. The brick on the side sides were repointed, and the brick on the back side was stuccoed with a polymer cement slurry (Photo 9).
After you've completed the siding, trim and drip cap on the lower walls, seal the gap between the small front roof and the gable end wall with sidewall flashing.
This uniquely designed profile features a drip cap with a 1 1/2, integrated, tapered starter strip that works as a nailing flange or a 3/8" thick starter strip nailing flange.
The sauce has to be sucked from the bottle through a drip cap - making the time limit an extra challenge.
Whether or not you're installing trim boards around your windows, you'll need to install a drip cap over the window.
After installing the windows, we added a wood sill, 3-l/2-in.-wide casing, and a beveled drip cap on top to provide a more traditional look.
On the front wall, make sure to line up the top edge of the siding with the underside of the top wall plate to allow for the installation of the drip cap over the door (Figure D, thefamilyhandyman.
Then slip in a drip cap (usually included with the door) up under the weather barrier as well (Figure A).
If your door is exposed to the weather, direct water away from the door with a metal drip cap overtop (Figure C).
22 Using a tin snips, cut and fit sidewall flashing to fit around the 2x4 framing at the top and the drip cap at the bottom.
Traditional wood-trimmed windows combined with a metal drip cap and building paper-covered walls usually have held up well.