AAMA Updates Document Addressing Sealants Performance

AAMA 800-05, a technical specification covering performance and test methods for sealants, has been released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA).

According to Larry Livermore, AAMA Technical Standards Manager, the revamped 25-page document, first published in 1992 and titled Voluntary Specifications and Test Methods for Sealants, includes the following sealant specifications: back bedding compounds, back bedding mastic tapes, glazing tapes, narrow joint seam sealers, exterior perimeter sealing compounds, non-drying sealants, and expanded cellular glazing tapes.

"Sealants are an important part of proper window installation," Livermore noted. He added that the revised AAMA document provides detailed information regarding sealants, including evaluating test results.

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