TLS Laboratories is bringing its expertise to door pan flashing with a new patented product, Ready Sill™, which has been designed to solve a variety of problems experienced with traditional window and door pans. Gene Summy, founder and owner of TLS Laboratories and inventor of Corner Flash®, created Ready Sill after extensive research and testing of different methods for solving door pan flashing problems. Door pans are traditionally fabricated from metal. TLS Laboratories instead developed a waterproof membrane system encased in sheets of plastic that is less expensive, easier to use, and quickly obtained.
Ready Sill products are not sticky on one side of the bituminous membrane, meaning that it will have no compatibility issues with any sealant that may be used. Plus, it avoids the problems that may exist with electrolysis. In addition, Ready Sill fits the opening of a door or window perfectly and, unlike the traditional metal or plastic pans, will not sweat or have problems with water condensation, nor will it crack or twist in the heat.
Leaks under exterior doors have been an ongoing problem for many years. Pocket doors are especially challenging due to their complex shape and large size. Ready Sill was developed for large pocket door systems Western door products, French door systems, and any type of window system that may be utilized. TLS Laboratories are specialists in identifying difficult homeowner occupied leaks in places like windows, French doors, roofs, walls, decks, and chimneys, among other places. TLS Laboratories has been able to take the lessons learned into the field and help builders build better homes. Architects and builders have grown to appreciate the products TLS Laboratories have developed because they easily and inexpensively resolve common industry issues.