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.
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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.
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.
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
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
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 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
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 Centex 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
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
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