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Considerations for Arched Window Bucks in Airform Augments

Image: Side view of augment showing height difference of window buck — Left Image: Poor profile shape due to size of buck and interior air pressure.  Curves exaggerated for illustration.  The buck was made to fit a hypothetical window.
Right Image: Augment appears more square from the side view due to the increased height of the buck.  In this case the larger buck has been made to fit tight in the Airform augment just inside the window seaming.

Side view of augment showing height difference of window buck — Left Image: Poor profile shape due to size of buck and interior air pressure. Curves exaggerated for illustration. The buck was made to fit a hypothetical window.

Right Image: Augment appears more square from the side view due to the increased height of the buck. In this case the larger buck has been made to fit tight in the Airform augment just inside the window seaming.

Image: Head-on view of inflated augment showing seaming and (interior) buck placement — Left Image:  Multiple wrinkles and valleys pull into the augment crown due to buck placement well inside of the seaming and interior air pressure.  Once foamed these become hardend channels that direct rain run-off behind your window trim.  The buck was made 1.5" larger than the hypothetical window on all sides.
Right Image:  The buck should be sized to fit just inside of the vertical plane and Airform seaming of the augment.  Hence, crowns, valleys and wrinkles are minimized.  The shape is taut.  The window framers will have ample room to install or retro-fit new window technology years later.  Rain run-off is also improved to roll off the sides of the augment.

Head-on view of inflated augment showing seaming and (interior) buck placement — Left Image: Multiple wrinkles and valleys pull into the augment crown due to buck placement well inside of the seaming and interior air pressure. Once foamed these become hardend channels that direct rain run-off behind your window trim. The buck was made 1.5" larger than the hypothetical window on all sides.

Right Image: The buck should be sized to fit just inside of the vertical plane and Airform seaming of the augment. Hence, crowns, valleys and wrinkles are minimized. The shape is taut. The window framers will have ample room to install or retro-fit new window technology years later. Rain run-off is also improved to roll off the sides of the augment.