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.
For the last five years we at Shea Homes have partnered with TLS Laboratories to improve the quality of the homes we deliver to our customers. One of our goals has been to greatly reduce the amount of window related rain leaks. Having just gone through the winter of 04/05 with minimal leaks reported in the communities where our program with TLS was implemented. I would say the program is working very well.Dennis Williams, Director, Customer Service
Shea Homes Southern California
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
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
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
Gene- many thanks to you and your fabulous team there at TLS Labs. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your assistance and professionalism as well as the professionalism of all the guys at TLS Labs particular Doug, Percy and Epi who kept me informed and walked me though the daunting process of investigating the source of my leak all the way through to completion of the corrective measures necessary to repair and fix my home. The guys were…. aside from being extremely friendly….. always on time, fast, responsive and very efficient. Everything was back in perfect condition and now absolutely no leaks…. which gives me great peace of mind. Thank you again. Regards,Marybeth Murray San DiegoCA / May 2012
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
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
“Gene Summy and his team from TLS Labs recently worked with us at our home in La Jolla to resolve a water intrusion issue. Together with his very capable team, they identified the source of the intrusion and provided a very detailed report that was used by all involved parties to develop a solution for the source of the intrusion. As we were so impressed with Gene’s knowledge and passion displayed during the testing process and analysis, we then hired him to oversee the installation of our new windows and home enveloping. The window company also hired TLS to test the windows once installed. Gene was the respected authority that acted as a liaison between the window company, stucco company and us as homeowners. His knowledge, expertise and therefore, reputation in the industry is outstanding. We would highly recommend Gene and TLS Labs to identify and solve any water leak issues.”Maureen and Robert Bauchman/ LaJollaCA / October 2011
We work with TLS labs to help solve some of the tough water intrusion problems builders experience. They are an important resource we call on for their real-world perspective.Jim RossnerFortifiber Building Systems Group
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