AAMA Releases Revised Specifications for Secondary Storm Products
December 22, 2011

Officials at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) of Schaumburg, Ill., have revised two specifications related to secondary storm products: AAMA 1002-11, "Voluntary Specification for Secondary Storm Products for Windows and Sliding Glass Doors" and AAMA 1102-11, "Voluntary Specification for Side-Hinged Secondary Storm Doors," according to a December 22 news release.

In previous versions of AAMA 1002, secondary storm products (SSPs) were referred to as combination storm windows and sliding glass doors or insulating storm products for windows and sliding glass doors; however, these products are now included in the scope of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440-11. SSPs covered in this voluntary specification are clarified to be units used in tandem with prime windows and prime sliding glass doors to improve the interior environment. Only those requirements unique to SSPs are detailed in this voluntary specification.

"Multiple updates were made from the 1993 version to reference AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440," says Steve Fronek, co-chair of the Secondary Storm Product Task Group, in the release. "In addition, two new sections were added related to General Performance Requirements (Section 4.0) and Hardware (Section 5.3)."

Side-hinged secondary storm doors covered in AAMA 1102 are units to be used on the exterior of and in tandem with prime doors to improve the building's interior environment.

"Noteworthy changes from AAMA 1102.7-89 to AAMA 1102-11 include the addition of two new sections: the first (Section 4.0) covering materials and the second (Section addressing louver hardware in jalousie side-hinged secondary storm doors," says Steve Strawn, co-chair of the Secondary Storm Product Task Group, in the release. "In addition, references to AAMA/CSA/WDMA 101/I.S.2/A440 were made throughout."

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