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Rich Rinka

Rich Rinka

Rich Rinka serves as technical manager, standards and industry affairs for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. Rinka previously worked in the industry as a field technical engineer for a component supplier and developed and holds four patents related to sealants.

Navigating Installation Variables, Part 1

No matter how stringent the building code or the underlying performance standard, proper installation is the ultimate key to performance quality of fenestration products.

Navigating Installation Variables, Part 3

Looking at a common window mounting type as an example—i.e. those with a mounting flange—AAMA 2400, Standard Practice for Installation of Windows with a Mounting Flange in Wood Frame Construction for Low Wind/Water Exposure, recommends a process for applying flashing and sealing materials to…

Navigating Installation Variables, Part 2

Last month, we began this column mini-series on installation by describing the two most common wall types with respect to the configuration of their water resistive barrier—surface barrier and membrane/drainage systems—and introduced the two most common types of windows with regard to their…