ThermalBuck™ Video Library
Sometimes it’s just easier to watch and learn.
Follow ThermalBuck™ as we travel to On-Site Installations across the U.S., and teach customers first-hand how easy it is to install ThermalBuck™. Or choose our Step-by-Step Installation Series, and watch as John takes you through detailed versions of each installation step, while explaining some of the features and benefits behind the design of ThermalBuck™.
We’ve also got some Challenge Videos that showcase the strength and durability of ThermalBuck™, as well as the ease of installation vs. a traditional wood buck.
ThermalBuck™ in Three Minutes
Watch this super-quick overview to show you how simple the ThermalBuck™ installation really is. For more detailed versions of each step, watch the Step-by-Step Installation Series below.
ThermalBuck Hits the Road: On-Site Installations
From an energy-efficient dream house featuring Alpen windows in the desert region of Utah, to a Net-Zero Deep Energy Retrofit in the cold, wet Hudson Valley of New York, watch two different methods to integrate ThermalBuck ™ into a high-performance building envelope.
“The bucks are great. This (installation) is so user-friendly.”
-Nate Mayborn, Window Solution Specialist, Alpen High Performance Products
Continuous Insulation as the WRB
WRB Interior to Continous Insulation
Net Zero Deep Energy Retrofit with ECS
ThermalBuck Goes Rogue with Matt Risinger
Step-by-Step ThermalBuck™ Installation Guides
We can’t be there to answer every question. But these videos can.
Watch The Complete ThermalBuck™ Installation Guide, where John takes you from the first steps of preparing the WRB, through flashing the window, and ready for continuous insulation. Or choose a specific step in our Step-by-Step Installation Series, and focus on detailed versions of each step, while John explains some of the features and benefits behind the design of ThermalBuck™.
“The you tube videos on cutting and installation are invaluable.
I’m very pleased with the results.”
-Jamie Fultz, Homeowner, Harrisonburg, VA
The Complete Guide
1 – Prepare the WRB
2 – Verify the RO
3 – Cut & Dry-Fit
4-Air & Water Seal
5 – Nail & Clamp
6 – Integrate the WRB
7-Install the Window
8 – Flash the Window
ThermalBuck™ vs. wood buck
ThermalBuck™ vs. Ram Truck
Why Choose ThermalBuck™ ROESE?
What’s a ROESE?
Rough Opening Support Element
In August 2016, AAMA published the joint document, FMA/AAMA/WDMA 500-16 “Standard Practice for the Installation of Mounting Flange Windows into Walls Utilizing Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing (FPIS) with a Separate Water-Resistive Barrier (WRB).”
The joint committee of the FMA/AAMA/WDMA recommends the use of a ROESE (Rough Opening Extension Support Element) in 2 out of 3 methods when installing windows with rigid foam.