7th generation Missouri homebuilder Rusty MacLachlan, J.R. MacLachlan Custom Homes & Remodeling
If a window isn’t installed properly, it won’t matter how energy efficient it is.
Traditionally, a wood buck is built to extend the mounting point of the window to create a flush plane. But wood can rot, warp, and shrink over time. Wood is a poor insulator, allowing thermal bridging around each window and door. Not only does it reduce the energy efficiency of the building, it causes condensation to form, and potential damage from moisture—which can lead to expensive repairs.
“Once you see it, you really understand the problem this solves for builders like me.”
– Matt Risinger, Builder, Building Science Expert, Risinger & Co., Austin, TX
Introducing the ThermalTight™ System
ThermalTight™ makes it possible to manage water – air – vapor + thermal all in one panel, with one less trip around the building envelope. It combines two essential building envelope materials into one, easy-to-install panel: Neopor® GPS semi-vapor permeable rigid insulation by BASF, and a high-performance WRB laminated to the exterior of the panel, that acts as both a water and air barrier.
This is the future of the building envelope.