Your Permanent Through-wall Flashing and Moisture Management System
The Gorilla Flash through-wall flashing and moisture management systems are available from STS Coatings, a Certified Texas HUB, located in the heart of Texas just outside of San Antonio.
The Gorilla Flash product line was designed to be tough, permanent, sustainable and to provide rapid water drainage from all cavity wall constructions.
Both products in our offering are manufactured from recycled copper and qualify for LEED points. The products come in 40' rolls for VF- 1000 and up to 60' rolls for CF-500; the length of these rolls greatly lessens the amount of laps thus significantly reducing the number of possible water entry points.
These moisture management flashing systems are compatible with our GreatSeal PE-150 & LT-100 sealants, our Universal Tape® UT-40 and our Wall Guardian® FW-100 air barrier.
By proper product design, sunlight has little to no deleterious effect on our products, and they can be left exposed.
For a worry-free, through-wall flashing and moisture management system, please contact us at the number below:
Ms. Cayce Kovacs, President
STS Coatings Inc.
Certified Texas HUB #1742681112500
How Do I Choose a Through Wall Flashing & Moisture Management System
You choose it on actual field performance and test data.
In field performance:
- Copper has been in use for 75 years
- 1 manufacturer has not had a copper flashing failure in 75 years
- One (1) copper through-wall flashing manufacturer has never, in 40 years, paid out on their "Life of the Wall Warranty" for copper flashing
In standardized testing:
- The longest lived
- The highest in puncture & tear resistance
- Lowest in water absorption & vapor Permeance
In a recent $16.5 million school project, the cost of copper flashing was $3,300 and the cost of rubberized asphalt was $2,800. Which would you pick?
VF-1000 is a complete through-wall flashing and water drainage system in one product. It is a multi-laminate composite of:
- Heavy duty, flexible fiberglass scrim
- A solid copper sheet is the core
- Surface layer of non-woven wicking fabric that does away with
- mortar deflection devices and additional treatments
- drip edges
- open head joints
The rapid and full section face drainage capabilities combined with providing additional air movement across the face of the veneer allows for rapid drying. Consequently, the use of VF-1000 drastically lessens mold growth potential.
CF-500 is a dual laminate composite of fiberglass and copper sheet. It is the same as VF-1000 but without the drainage fabric and its benefits. Historical details of moisture drainage management must be reintroduced when this product is specified
SPECIFIER NOTES: For easy visual quality control, VF-1000 & CF-500 are color coded by copper weight (3 oz. - gold, 5 oz.- red, 7 oz.- green). End Damns are easily fabricated. STS Coatings recommends the use of a metal termination bar in all through-wall flashing applications.