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.
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.
Dear Gene, Doug and the Gang, Thank you for helping us and saving our wood floors from further damage! WE Love You!!James and Corine Nutting Glendale, CA May 302012
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
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 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
After almost 1 1/2 years of lip service and excuses on a brand new house, thank God we found Gene Summy of TLS Labs. They were professional and specific from the first contact. From the moment they arrived, TLS people were first class, protecting the hardwood floors where they would be walking to covering up all furniture and valuables with plastic to protect. In very short order Gene was able to identify the problems with leaking windows, installation and wall construction. Considering that time is of the essence in situations like this to stop the damage, Gene provided a detailed report in a timely matter to get things going ASAP. Gene and his people are trustworthy, professional and we will be using TLS to assure that future work is done correctly. Gene Summy and TLS Labs are the EXPERTS.James Harrison Eugene Oregon
California’s building business is the largest industry in the state with the least amount of quality control. Leaking windows is one of construction’s major defects, causing over 2 billion dollars in monetary losses. Your creation of a window installers school and certifying program at your facility is inspired. Your seminar at the builders conferences educating contractors on the proper window installation methods is enlightened. Whether you are testing new window installations in La Jolla, San Clemente, Santa Barbara, or teaching others, your passion for quality makes you stand out in our industry. Your sincerity and integrity are attributes that make customers like me keep coming back. Your experience, skill, and professionalism are obvious to all of us that work with you in the construction forensics profession.Jim Stevens CSL 227624Engineering and Building Contractor
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)
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
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.