TLS Laboratories has developed the Lightning Flash® Flashing Corners for builders that need cost effective window pans under their windows. These corners have been designed with vinyl and aluminum windows in mind. Inexpensive, Very Effective and Easy to use. And these products are Proudly Made In The USA ! (Help us do our part to put America back to Work!). Lightning Flash corners work great with Fortifiber products will be included in the Fortishield warranty by the Fortifiber Building Systems Group. Call for details.
Call 800 310 7673 for pricing and distribution in your area. Ask for Reagan. If you are responding to an e-mail, mention it to Reagan. She will give you something special as a free gift.
Please scroll down to see photos of Lightning Flash corners being used.
We are looking for Quality Distribution! USA, Australia, Europe :Call us NOW! Ask for Ms. Reagan Romney in distribution. Or send us an email: info@TLSLabs.com!
Lightning Flash Corner set in place- This provides a STRONG corner that will not fish-mouth when the window is set in place.
The Lightning Flash Corner makes a great Window Pan. The Lightning Flash Corner is under the Water Proof membrane (LF Corner Outlined in Yellow).
Pan system with Lightning Flash Corners- Strong assembly!
Pan system with Lightning Flash Corners and OSI WinteQ SAF flashing
Inside Pan termination is with sealant. This is a very high performance strategy to terminate the inside of the pan.
Lightning Flash Corner used on open nail fin. Lightning Flash Corners easily mount on to the wood window or door
Lightning Flash Corners easily mount on to the wood window or door
Lightning Flash Corners in Practical Application- This is great protection!
Lightning Flash Corners in Practical application-Open corners at French Door.
Lightning Flash Made in the USA
Electric Box without flashing
Lightning Flash corners applied starting the bottom corners.
Lightning Flash top corners applied 1
Lightning Flash top corners applied 2
Top Flashing added
What Are People Saying About Us?
A happy TLS Laboratories customer talks about her experience.
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
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
TLS Labs has worked with me as a team member on various projects ranging from custom town homes and apartments to class A office buildings where we felt it necessary to insure ourselves with a water intrusion expert such as Gene. We have always felt a high comfort level knowing that we had such a highly qualified individual and company on our team. TLS has proven thermselves time and time again to insure success with our projects and give our owners piece of mind.
Jim Knorr / Legacy Building Services
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
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
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!
Katie MStudio City (November 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
Gene was referred to us as a defense expert for an exclusive custom home in Bel Aire, California. We represented the window manufacturer who was being sued for defective product. The home was a mess. The home definitely had serious water intrusion problems. Initially, the plaintiffs brought action against the window manufacturer only. Everyone was certain the windows were the sole cause of the water intrusion experienced by this homeowner. Gene was the first expert to predict that the windows and doors may be fine, that the manufacturer may not have any responsibility. He brought in his team of testing experts, and was able to successfully demonstrate that the home had many serious water intrusion problems; the windows and doors however did not appear to contribute any water into the home. The insurance carrier and the window manufacturer are thrilled with Gene’s expertise. He may have saved them as much as a million dollars in costs of litigation and repair. I would highly recommend Gene Summy as a defense expert to any attorney in need of a true professional.
Keith Cooper, Esquire San FranciscoCalifornia
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
I have worked with Gene and his team at TLS Labs for years now. Recently we had had a large commercial project in Northern California with water intrusion problems. Other experts spent months on the investigations and got us nowhere. In fact their conclusions were incorrect; their incorrect conclusions would have cost my company 100’s of thousands of dollars.
Gene and his team arrived and within 3 days had not only investigated the property, but also developed a solution for repairs. His correct conclusions saved my company 100’s of thousands of dollars because Gene proved that my company was not at fault. The solutions were adopted by the property owners and repairs were successfully performed. Now the property that was a problem for us is leak free. Everyone in the transaction is happy. Gene and his team are a first class outfit and I would work with them anytime.
George Stoutenburg Vice President / Service Edge Development