A picture says a thousand words. We’ve all heard that one before – but it’s easy to see what it’s saying as we put ThermalBuck High-Performance ROESE to the test against a traditional wood window buck.
Thermal bridging is one of the biggest heat-loss issues every structure faces. Wall assemblies can be packed inside and out with insulation, but one of the most challenging areas to prevent thermal bridging is where the wall assembly interfaces with the fenestration materials.
Using thermal imaging, we measured the performance of ThermalBuck against wood.
These photos show two window side by side. On the left, ThermalBuck. On the right, a traditional wood buck. The wood window buck (r) allows an enormous amount of heat to escape, while the window installed with ThermalBuck (l) is effectively limiting thermal bridging.
ThermalBuck High-Performance ROESE is truly a high-performance thermal barrier at the mounting points of windows & doors. Using ThermalBuck as part of your continuous insulation solution can make a significant impact on the amount of thermal bridging that occurs through your building envelope.
To learn more about thermal bridging, see what the experts have to say at greenbuildingadvisor.com