Free PGE&E Webinar: Window Installation Procedures to Provide Real World Performance and Prevent Water Intrusion, May 16, 9-11am

  • 16 May 2023
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 11:00 AM
  • Event Host : PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric Company)
Free PGE&E Webinar: Window Installation Procedures to Provide Real World Performance and Prevent Water Intrusion, May 16
Event Description

Window installation defects are one of the leading causes of water and moisture-related problems in residential construction. Recent Energy codes and even Passive House require continuous insulation. Passive House also requires extreme levels of air tightness. Windows make up at least 15% of the window to wall area ratio in homes therefore can contribute immensely to total house air leakage. Window installation is critical total building performance, for energy use and water management. Using photos gathered from years of field experience, instructor Steve Easley demonstrates window installation mistakes which create moisture problems and lead to callbacks. Steve will show best practice procedures for correctly installing windows and the latest FMA/AMMA/WDMA guidelines.

The objective of this course is that at the conclusion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the most common window installation mistakes
  • Reference the ASTM, FMA/AAMA window installation methods
  • Cite at least two or more best practices for air sealing windows
  • Discuss how to properly integrate window flashings with building wraps and exterior insulation
  • Point out the differences in window flashing materials
  • Talk about window performance grade metrics

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric Company)
  • Agenda
    • - Introduction and safety message

      - Common window installation mistakes

      - ASTM, FMA/AAMA window installation methods

      - Air sealing best practices for window installation

      - Preventing water intrusion

      - Window flashing materials and performance grade metrics
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Steve Easley

      Steve Easley is an internationally recognized construction consultant specializing in solving building science related problems and educating building industry professionals. His work focuses on increasing quality of construction, sustainability, and reducing costly mistakes that lead to construction defects and call backs. Steve is a frequently requested speaker because of his practical approach to building science. He is known for his dynamic speaking style and his unique ability to explain complex concepts in simple terms that can be easily integrated into practice.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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