RE: Should flashing be used under curtain wall?
To all concerned,
Properly installed curtain wall does not require flashing underneath the frame. Curtain wall drains water from each lite at the horizontals and water stays out of the verticals. Because of this, very little water weeps out from the curtain wall directly onto the substrate beneath.
Tubelite considers the use of flashing beneath our curtain wall products as unnecessary. All curtain wall systems are tested for air, water, structural, and thermal performance without sill flashing; and thus, it is not considered necessary to meet performance requirements. Flashing, when included, should be considered as part of the surrounding condition for aesthetics or function, and should be carefully detailed and integrated to the curtain wall system to prevent compromising the system’s performance.
Structural and Application Engineering Supervisor
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