Windows and Doors: Evolution of Performance and Installation Requirements

Attendees are provided with the evolution of building codes, industry standards and manufacturer instructions for the installation of windows and doors. Specific attention is given to issues of water intrusion and structural performance. Case studies are used to highlight the various issues discussed.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, each attendee will be able to:
  • Understand current building code requirements for window and door performance.
  • Identify accepted industry standards that provide installation instructions for windows and doors.
  • Identify and be able to discuss the performance grade of a window or door.
  • Understand the relationship between design pressure (DP) rating, impact resistance, water intrusion and air intrusion standards for windows and doors.
  • Identify the concepts of proper window and door installation details including opening protection, attachment and flashing.

For more information contact Melissa Gibson at or (864) 647-1065


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