RDH Technical Bulletin No. 003: Aluminum Window Frames and Paint Failures


This RDH Technical Bulletin covers systemic paint deficiencies noted on aluminum-frame windows installed at an RDH rehabilitation project. Our observations, test methods, and outcomes related to the failed paint are discussed.

RDH managed construction for a building enclosure rehabilitation of an 11-story residential building in Vancouver, BC. The rehabilitation included new cladding, windows, and roof membrane. Midway through the construction phase, chipped paint on the new window frames was observed. This bulletin explores the process of conducting the investigation and the outcomes.

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How to reference this bulletin:

Aluminum Window Frames and Paint Failures, RDH Technical Bulletin No. 003. RDH Building Science Inc., September 2009. https://learnbuildingscience.com/products/rdh-bulletin-aluminum-window-frames-and-paint-failure.