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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 standard."

The Procedural Guide for the AAMA Fenestration Exterior Profile Certification Program is available at no charge.

CLICK HERE to order a copy of AAMA 109-09.

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