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 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 Maybon, Window Solution Specialist, Alpen High Performance Products 

Continuous Insulation as the WRB

12:00

WRB Interior to Continous Insulation

11:15

Net Zero Deep Energy Retrofit with ECS

10 minutes

ThermalBuck Goes Rogue with Matt Risinger

1:51

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

25 minutes

1 – Prepare the WRB

2:35

2 – Verify the RO

1:49

3 – Cut & Dry-Fit

4:10

4-Air & Water Seal

5:20

5 – Nail & Clamp

3:00

6 – Integrate the WRB

3:40

7-Install the Window

3:30

8 – Flash the Window

3:45

Installation Challenge:
ThermalBuck™ vs. wood buck

2:58

Strength Challenge:
ThermalBuck™ vs. Ram Truck

2:16

Why Choose ThermalBuck™ ROESE?

2:47

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. 


This document is available for purchase through the FMA, AAMA & WDMA. Purchase a complete pdf download at either of the links available through AAMA & WDMAFor a preview of the document, click here.