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You can increase the value of your next remodeling project by including energy efficiency improvements. Learn how with Energy Efficiency Improvements for Remodeling Projects.

Learn about the durability, accessibility, and energy efficiency of today's doors and windows for homes.

Innovative Products & Processes - Technology Inventory [Back to Top]

Consider using the products below to take advantage of their potential to provide one or more of the following in the homes you build: Affordability, Energy Efficiency, Quality & Durability, Environmental Performance, and Safety.

Flashing Products
Insulated Headers
Steel L-Headers

Design & Construction Guides [Back to Top]

Guides for designing and building various types of construction

Tech Set 7: Wind-Resistant Openings
Performance Reports & Case Studies [Back to Top]

Evaluation of how products and systems perform in real life applications

Testing and Design of Lintels Using Insulating Concrete Forms This report summarizes the results from a test program focusing on the structural performance of concrete lintels without shear reinforcement. The performance (i.e. strength and ductility) of simply-supported concrete beams without shear reinforcement and with minimal tensile reinforcing steel subjected to third point loading is evaluated.
Water Intrusion Evaluation for Caulkless Siding, Window, and Door Systems The purpose of this research is to design, evaluate, install, and monitor wall siding systems that do not require caulk, either initially or during routine maintenance.

Field Evaluations [Back to Top]

Evaluation of how products and systems perform in real life applications

Williams Building Diagnostics, Inc.

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