A Flash in the Pan: A Field Guide for Windows and Doors

October 30, 2008
Publication: Proceedings of RCI 2008 Symposium on Building Envelope Technology
Author(s): Robert Bateman

also published in RCI Interface, April 2010|Abstract: The latest standard for window and door installation, ASTM E2112-07, Standard Practice for Installation of Exterior Windows, Doors, and Skylights, recommends sill pan flashing under all windows and doors for low-rise residential and light commercial buildings, with a few generalized exceptions.|The 2006 International Building Code (IBC) is now generally adopted and recognized as the single national building code in the United States. It has new requirements that address the importance of flashings for the weather protection of buildings.