Air Tightness for windows & doors
Preparation is the key when it comes to the successfull window taping for air tightness. Unfortunately the most windows in Ireland will be installed as seen on the photo. No matter what brand you use for your airtightness around the window - you definitely have to pay attention to details to be successful with your air tightness.
It can be pretty time consuming to explain all the important details for window taping. Fortunately we can show with just 1 picture, what you should prevent.
Not every air tight tape is suitable for window taping. Standard tapes, as seen on the left side of the photo do have disadvantages.
This detail can be found in many houses during the construction stage. I guess that in the most cases someone will put the window board or the kitchen work top on top and everything is covered. The occupier is wondering thereafter where the draughts around the window do come from.....
The window with the best insulation performance on the paper is worthless as long as it is not installed in the correct way. Here we´re talking about the potential issues with thermal bridging around windows, which have been measured too tight for cavity walls.
The professional installation of windows and doors in Ireland, including the functional sealing for wind, rain and air tightness should not be a coincidence. The relevant details are available in detailed instructions from prodomo Ireland.
Why do we need an air tightness strategy when we have the windows placed in the cavity, which is filled with insulation?