If a window isn’t installed properly, it won’t matter how energy efficient it is.
High performance wall assemblies are becoming more common as builders work to make homes more energy-efficient, and meet energy code requirements. But builders know attaching windows with rigid foam or mineral wool isn’t easy.
ThermalBuck solves the challenge by extending the mounting point for windows & doors to create a flush plane for cladding. It insulates the rough opening, limiting thermal bridging around windows & doors. Coated with a waterproof resin and secured to the rough opening with an air & water barrier sealant* and nails, it’s simple to install and easier to flash than a wood buck. ThermalBuck saves both time and money when installing nail flange windows with continuous insulation – with more performance.
*We recommend ThermalBuck installation with Dow Corning 758 Silicone Sealant or DAP Dynaflex 800 Modified Polymer Sealant.
ThermalBuck is the continuous insulation solution for the high-performance building envelope.
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ThermalBuck Goes Rogue with Matt Risinger
Matt Risinger is a well-known talent in the building industry. Not only for his fine craftsmanship as high-end home-builder Risinger Homes, but also as a building science expert and educator.
Based in Austin, Texas, Matt appears at building events and trade shows across the U.S., and creates easy-to-follow, real-world content from his construction sites (that’s a lot of fun to watch) for his avid followers on social media.
Matt recently featured hosted a demo in Austin, “Hands-On Building Science: Window Installation with Exterior Insulation” featuring ThermalBuck on Risinger Goes Rogue, as a smart, simple solution to the challenges builders face when installing windows with continuous insulation.
Simplify Window Installation
ThermalBuck solves multiple problems when using exterior insulation and/or rainscreens. It extends the mounting point of windows & doors to create a flush plane for cladding attachment. In addition, it allows for structural attachment to prevent the compression of insulation and preserve a tight wall assembly.
Improve Performance and Efficiency
ThermalBuck simply does more than a wood window buck. It insulates the mounting points of windows & doors, and simplifies flashing. Dimensionally stable and strong, it helps to maintain the integrity of the window installation. ThermalBuck is part of a continuous insulation solution, and an essential part of the efficient building envelope.
R-values range from 4.4 to 17.6. View the results of our thermal testing and see how ThermalBuck outperforms wood 2:1.
Build Green and Live Green
Using ThermalBuck to improve your window installation means you’ll use fewer natural resources to heat and cool your home year-round. Not only will that save you money, it’s better for the environment too.
ThermalBuck reduces thermal bridging and prevents moisture from accumulating, which improves your indoor air quality – and that benefits your family’s health.