AAMA Releases Updated Guide for the its Fenestration
Exterior Profile Certification Program
June 2, 2009
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has
released AAMA 109-09, a guide to be used within its certification
program for polymeric profiles. The 18-page document is titled Procedural
Guide for the AAMA Fenestration Exterior Profile Certification Program.
According to the association's announcement, the document details
profile certification procedures based on the conviction that certification
requires continuous adherence to the standard. AAMA profile certification
provides assurance that products conform to designated specifications.
The guide details administrative and operational procedures, in-plant
quality control requirements and performance compliance guidelines.
"The guide is intended to be used within AAMA's certification
program for assembled windows and doors and includes all polymeric
(currently PVC and fiberglass) profiles," says Dean Lewis,
AAMA chief engineer, certification programs. "All profiles,
such as sash and frame and glass-retaining members, must be tested
and certified to these requirements in order to be used in the assembly
of windows and doors that are certified to the 2005 and 2008 versions
of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440 as well as preceding editions of
The Procedural Guide for the AAMA Fenestration Exterior Profile
Certification Program is available at no charge.
HERE to order a copy of AAMA 109-09.
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