Windows and doors are used on virtually every building, yet proper design, installation, and detailing of the perimeters of these elements remains challenging in many buildings. In particular, water and air leakage around the window and door perimeters, and through the units themselves, is a common problem.
During the evaluation of numerous cladding systems, BC&E’s personnel have developed extensive experience in the evaluation of a wide-variety of window and door systems and installation details. BC&E’s capabilities include water spray testing of windows and doors in existing installations and in new construction, which provides valuable information related to the potential for water leakage and developing details to correct leakage problems. The consulting services offered by BC&E during the design stages of a project are aimed at facilitating proper specification and detailing of windows and doors, including their perimeter conditions, to reduce the risk of potential future problems.