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Gene Summy

Gene Summy is a contractor and building inspector in Laguna Niguel, Calif. His company, TLS Laboratories, specializes in solving exterior water management problems.

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Flashing Recessed Windows Flashing Recessed Windows

Lessons in how to avoid costly mistakes when waterproofing complex window openings Read more

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Installing Flanged Windows: Two Strategies Compared (Part 2) Installing Flanged Windows: Two Strategies Compared (Part 2)

Gene Summy provides tips on a proper AMAA “A-1” method flashing installation Read more

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Installing Flanged Windows: Two Strategies Compared (Part 1) Installing Flanged Windows: Two Strategies Compared (Part 1)

Different sides of the country use different flashing methods. Read more

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Keeping Water Out of Stucco Walls Keeping Water Out of Stucco Walls

Assume that 3-coat stucco leaks, and detail the building envelope with careful flashing and a double-layer water-resistive barrier Read more

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Installing Vinyl Replacement Windows Installing Vinyl Replacement Windows

Sealant is the key to a leak-free installation. Read more

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