It is not uncommon for my office to get a phone call that asks what a Flashing Corner is and why is it important.
Check out this link for why Flashing Corners are important:http://tlslabs.com/tls-labsproducts/why-flashing-corners-are-important/
Check out this link showing how to use flashing corners:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLVpQreNPeI&feature=youtu.be
Flashing corners provide for transitional flashing: flashing from one geometric plane to another geometric plane.
Flashing corners may be used in many areas of a wall system. Parapet walls, electrical boxes and most commonly window pans.
Energy Star requires window pans under all windows to qualify as an Energy Star home. So Window pans are more important than ever before. Using Flashing Corners is the best way to create a window pan.
Lightning Flash Corners and Lightning Flash XL Corners are ideal for window pans. Lightning Flash Corners are smaller and designed for aluminum and vinyl windows. Lightning Flash XL corners are larger, and may be best under wood windows, commercial windows and doors. The GS 100 series is designed for recessed windows. Click here for examples of recessed windows.
Here are some examples of Flashing Corners:
What Are People Saying About Us?
A happy TLS Laboratories customer talks about her experience.
I have nothing but great things to say about Gene Summy and TLS Laboratories. Gene’s expertise in windows and water intrusion prevention has made him a tremendously valuable asset to the building industry. The TLS Laboratories’ team is highly skilled, professional, and has a proven track record of providing practical solutions to water intrusion challenges. Their ability to objectively test our RainBuster window installation system to ASTM and AAMA Standards has proven extremely valuable.John Stroup National Marketing Director Top Industrial, Inc.
Thanks again for the great presentation at The University of California San Diego and going the extra mile (or 90). I think the guys really enjoyed it and I know I did. It’s always good to learn something new and have your opinions confirmed about the correct way to do things. You have a great product that is going to be very beneficial to the ultimate customer/consumer of our products.Brian Bishop Structural InspectorInstructor SDSU
Gene was contacted in September 2003 due to some very serious leak problems we had with windows being improperly installed by another contractor. He came highly recommended to us, and we wanted only the best…. Gene and his team worked quickly and efficiently to remedy all of our challenges…His team was prompt, pleasant, hardworking and left our home as clean as possible at the end of each work day. Gene’s knowledge and experience is reassuring and we would not hesitate to recommend him to our friends.Bruce and Allie NorthLaguna Niguel California
Wow! Are we glad we met you! Our home leaked for years without anybody able to figure out the reasons until you arrived. Thank you for your hard work.Donna BuonoSan ClementeCa.
Thank you so much for making my home safe and worry free. You were fast, efficient, clean, friendly and extremely helpful and easy to work with. My windows, doors and walls look beautiful! In the heavy rains since you completed the work I haven’t seen a single leak. And thank you also for all of your advice and patience along the way. You guys are great! Thanks,Katie MStudio City (November 2011)
Dear Gene, The extraordinary experience I had with you, your team and your company shows a commitment to excellence. Such dedication to great customer service and exceptional knowledge is to be recognized. Gene, you are in a league of your own. Thank You!Marcia VolkmannHomeownerAliso Viejo, CA
Every now and then a project presents itself to us as a problem child. Nothing seems to go right. Very few teams in the country are as talented at determining the sources of water intrusion; especially determining the cause as product failure or as installation failure. When we need answers that we can count on to be honest and accurate, we call Gene and his team at TLS Laboratories. We know they will tell us what we need to know to get the project back on the right track.Chris Cole Associated Building Supply OxnardCalifornia
TLS has been a wonderful supplier for Milgard Windows. Whenever we need windows tested, they react quickly to our time lines and work extremely well with our field personnel. The test results are based on industry standards and their reports are well documented with photographs and thorough explanations. I would recommend TLS to anyone that needs fair and comprehensive window testing.Best Wishes
I have had the opportunity to work with Gene Summy on many occasions over the last several years. I have found him to be knowledgeable, professional and extremely reliable. Whenever I want an expert opinion about windows, or if I need to recommend a window expert to someone, Gene is my first choice.Bob RettigBob Rettig Construction and Consulting
As District Sales Manager for Whitecap Construction Supply in Northern California I have been trying to solve leaky window problems for customers for years. Gene Summy of TLS Labs has been instrumental in helping me find solutions. His pre-folded corners are the only good answer I’ve found for recessed window applications. Gene’s expertise is invaluable as a resource for anything regarding window setting or remediation.SincerelyPat Esrey