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.
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
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
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
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
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
Gene and his experts at TLS laboratories represent a rare and valuable service group in the homebuilding industry. They are reliable in their problem solving abilities and take a proactive approach to preventing issues from arising. Laing Luxury Homes considers them an integral part of our team and risk management area.Tom RedwitzPresidentLaing Luxury Homes
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
Dear Gene, We can’t thank you, Percy, Epi and Doug enough for the wonderful work, support and referrals. You have restored the integrity of our home and we are forever grateful! You should receive one gift box for each of you- ENJOY! Merriest of Christmases to you all!Jim and Pam Campbell, San ClementeCA (December 2011)
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
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