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.
Quality and long term performance are important. TLS Labs has joined with design professionals and TradePartners to identify products, materials and methods that yield the desired performance important to homebuyers. I recognize Gene Summy’s knowledge and passion, and appreciate the years we’ve worked together. His experience with windows, weatherproofing materials, and installation methods has helped our trades and field personal understand the critical quality requirements for window performance and installation into the exterior weatherproofing system of a home. The TLS Team has worked with our field construction staff in a productive and collaborative way. I compliment Gene Summy and the TLS Team for their contributions to the homebuilding industry.Sincerely,Robb PiggCorporate Vice President / OperationsShea Homes
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)
TLS Laboratories recently helped Centex Homes resolve a large scale window flashing issue at one of our communities. His expert knowledge of windows and flashing systems identified the problem and they assisted in designing a repair that could be implemented with minimum impact on our homeowners. They are reliable, professional and service oriented. I am pleased to offer them a recommendation.Shawn ReedVice PresidentConstruction Operations
My client, a window manufacturer, was alleged to have defectively designed and manufactured windows installed in hotels nationwide. Gene Summy and TLS Labs had the experience and knowledge necessary to help us defend the case. Gene was able to identify defects in the building envelope that allowed for water infiltration. He was critical of the testing methods used by another window testing company that didn’t follow AAMA standards, and ultimately helped us posture the case for settlement.Cecilia A. Horan Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP ChicagoIllinois
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
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
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
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
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
My experience with TLS was nothing short of remarkable. They are completely professional at all levels, have great ability to recognize and diagnose, and offer effective solutions to difficult technical problems. Gene and his Teams interaction with our Subcontractors was clear, succinct, and well received, TLS established its credibility here in the valley and is recognized as a significant resource in problem analysis and solutions.Jim Warhurst Six Sigma Black Belt Pardee Homes