Frequently Asked Questions
Can I connect HomeFlash moisture barrier to my interior vapour barrier?
Yes, HomeFlash offers a connection point via the foam back dam.
What does HomeFlash offer Code Officials asking for testing pedigrees?
HomeFlash has been tested to several ASTM standards SPECFIC to sill pan performance.
I’m concerned about self-adhering membrane seams. What about HomeFlash?
No seams with HomeFlash. 100’ continuous rolls cut to fit any size window or door.
I’m concerned about nailing or stapling through the membranes. What about HomeFlash?
HomeFlash’s closed cell foam offers a self-sealing design.
Is HomeFlash like self-adhering products, labor intensive and time consuming to install?
HomeFlash will certainly lower labour costs as it takes only seconds to install.
Is HomeFlash flexible in design?
Yes, HomeFlash’s one-piece design is easily molded to any RO.
It is difficult and costly to slope the sill. What about HomeFlash?
HomeFlash designed a sloped sill into the system for positive drainage.
Membranes don’t have an air barrier. Does HomeFlash?
HomeFlash has a closed cell foam air barrier reducing through-wall air flow
How do I insulate membrane sills and still allow for moisture capture and drainage?
It is virtually impossible with self-adhering products but, HomeFlash has a built in insulated sill.
Does cold weather affect performance or application?
HomeFlash is a warm or cold weather application (-20c / 30 c).
Like membrane installations does HomeFlash require a starter strip be applied to the sub straight?
No need for a sub sill starter strip with HomeFlash. It’s built into the one-piece design.
Are formalized drawings or engineer approvals necessary?
Approvals have some value but have not proven to prevent failures.
With membranes, there are distributors, then dealers and installers. Can I deal directly with HomeFlash?
HomeFlash Inc. does it all; procuring raw products, direct sales, manufacturing and installation using in house technicians.
Does HomeFlash require a primer in cold weather?
No, HomeFlash requires no primer ever.
What about HomeFlash code compliance or testing?
HomeFlash meets or exceeds several ASTM standards specific to sill pan testing.
Are there seams or joints like self-sealing membrane products?
NO, HomeFlash is one piece construction, no lapping seams or primers.