Flashing Overview

Critical Tool in Moisture Protection

The primary cause of moisture damage in a commercial or residential building is water intrusion through windows, doors and other exterior penetrations. Water intrusion is far and away the biggest reason for warranty callbacks and customer dissatisfaction in new home construction.

Flashing – properly installed and integrated with a weather-resistive barrier – is one of the most important factors in the prevention of moisture intrusion at these vulnerable points.

Fortifiber has developed a family of flexible flashing products to meet a variety of installation, durability and temperature requirements. All are proven to be highly effective in protecting windows, doors and other areas of penetration from water intrusion into wall systems. With both self-adhesive and mechanically attached options, they form an integral element in our complete Moisture Control System for walls.