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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. Or choose our Step-by-Step Installation Series, and watch as we take 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. 

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ThermalBuck in Three Minutes

Watch this quick overview to show you how simple the ThermalBuck installation really is. It takes you through the basic steps from the Simple Installation Guide to install ThermalBuck. For more detailed versions of each step, watch the Step-by-Step Installation Series below.


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  

1 – The Complete Guide

Step-by-Step ThermalBuck Window Installation - 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 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


WRB Interior to Continous Insulation


“Once you see it, you really understand the problem it solves for builders like me.”

-Matt Risinger, Building Science Expert, Risinger & Co., Austin, TX

Net Zero Deep Energy Retrofit with ECS

10 minutes

ThermalBuck Goes Rogue with Matt Risinger


High-Performance Wall – Stucco & ThermalBuck

Nick Brown of Build Smart Group, representing the Stucco Manufacturer’s Association, explains the exterior of the High-Performance Wall display from the PCBC show in San Diego, June 2017, built by Reliable Lumber of Huntingdon Beach. This High-Performance Wall & Attic display was featured as part of the California Homebuilding Foundation & California Energy Commissions joint efforts to educate builders about suggested performance path methods to achieve the Title 24 Energy Standards. The high-performance wall system includes Sierra Pacific windows mounted in 1.5″ ThermalBuck, DuPont Flashing, RMax insulation, Parex, One-Coat Stucco, and Sun Power solar panels.

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. 

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.