Press Release Summary:
Suitable for any window design, VYCORner(TM) prefabricated plastic corner prevents leaks at critical penetration areas by creating waterproof joint without need for intricate detailing. VYCORner is used in conjunction with VycorÂ® Plus self-adhered flashing membrane for waterproofing protection.
Original Press Release:
Grace Construction Products Expands its Family of Vycor® Flashing Products
Grace VYCORner(TM) Offer a Superior Flashing Solution for Corners of Windows CAMBRIDGE, Mass., (June 9, 2005) - Wall systems are most susceptible to water infiltration at the lower corners of windows. To prevent costly water damage, Grace Construction Products is introducing Grace VYCORner(TM), the latest addition to the Grace family of flashing products. Grace VYCORner is a prefabricated plastic corner designed to prevent leaks at these critical penetration areas by creating a waterproof joint without the need for intricate detailing. The product is easy to install and fits any window design. Proper waterproofing and window flashing practices are necessary to ensure high quality, long-lasting construction. Yet the corners of windows - the most venerable points of window systems - are rarely flashed correctly, if at all. Grace VYCORner is a key component of the Grace flashing system and is used in conjunction with Grace Vycor® Plus self-adhered flashing membrane to provide long-lasting waterproofing protection for today's structures. "Building professionals continue to rely on Grace for industry-leading technologies that provide moisture management solutions for the entire home," said Lawrence S. Shapiro, residential business director, Grace Construction Products. "Recognizing that flashing the corners of windows is one of the most problematic areas for builders and contractors, we developed Grace VYCORner as an easy, reliable and cost-effective solution for achieving superior leak protection without the need for complicated detailing." Grace VYCORner is part of the Grace flashing system and is used in conjunction with Grace Vycor Plus to offer unmatched protection against leaks. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Grace Construction Products, a division of W. R. Grace & Co. Conn., (NYSE: GRA), is a leading worldwide manufacturer of concrete admixtures, cement-processing additives, masonry products, products for architectural concrete, fire protection, and waterproofing products. The company has more than 125 plants and sales offices around the world. For more information about Grace Construction Products, please visit www.graceconstruction.com.