Components

Guide to Standards & Tests

Coatings/Finishes/Preservatives

AAMA 611-98 Voluntary Specification for Anodized Architectural Aluminum
Describes test procedures and requirements for high performance (Class I) and commercial (Class II) architectural-quality aluminum oxide coatings applied to aluminum extrusions and panels.

AAMA 612-02 Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Combined Coatings of Anodic Oxide and Transparent Organic Coatings on Architectural Aluminum
Describes test procedures and performance requirements for architectural-quality combined coatings applied to aluminum extrusions and panels for architectural products.

AAMA 613-05 Voluntary Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Organic Coatings on Plastic Profiles; AAMA 614-05 Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for High Performance Organic Coatings on Plastic Profiles; and AAMA 615-05 Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Superior Performing Organic Coatings on Plastic Profiles.
These documents describe increasingly stringent test procedures and performance requirements for organic coatings applied to plastic materials for windows, doors and similar products.

AAMA 620-02 Voluntary Specifications for High Performance Organic Coatings on Coil Coated Architectural Aluminum Substrates
Specifications and test methods used to evaluate coil coatings on aluminum.

AAMA 621-02 Voluntary Specifications for High Performance Organic Coatings on Coil Coated Architectural Hot Dipped Galvanized (HDG) and Zinc-Aluminum Coated Steel Substrates
Specifications and test procedures for evaluating coil coatings on hot dipped galvanized and zinc-aluminum coated steel substrates for adhesion, chemical resistance, impact resistance and weatherability.

AAMA 623-07 Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Organic Coatings on Fiber Reinforced Thermoset Profiles; AAMA 624-07 Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for High Performance Organic Coatings on Fiber Reinforced Thermoset Profiles; and AAMA 625-07 Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Superior Performance Organic Coatings on Fiber Reinforced Thermoset Profiles.
These documents describe increasingly stringent test procedures and performance requirements for factory-applied coatings on fiberglass profiles for windows, doors and similar products.

AAMA 907-05 Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Voluntary Specification for Corrosion-Resistant Coatings on Carbon Steel Components
Requirements for corrosion-resistant coatings on carbon steels in window and door hardware components.

AAMA 2603-02 Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Pigmented Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels; AAMA 2604-05 Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for High Performance Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels; and AAMA 2605-05 Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test
Procedures for Superior Performing Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels
Increasingly stringent standards and test methods for organic coatings on aluminum. Performance criteria was partially derived from AAMA 603-98 and AAMA 605-98, which these documents supercede.

WDMA I.S.4-07A Water Repellent Preservative Treatment for Millwork
Provides a standard for the water-repellent preservative treatment for millwork and serves as a basis
of common understanding for producers, preservative formulators, distributors and users. It is also intended to aid purchasers and users in obtaining properly treated millwork.

WDMA T.M. 1-06 Soil Block Test Method
Test method evaluates relative wood preservative effectiveness by means of a laboratory soil block culture. Results of this test are used to recognize commercial millwork preservatives as meeting the requirements of WDMA I.S. 4 Water-Repellent Preservative Non-Pressure Treatment for Millwork.

WDMA T.M. 2-06 Swellometer Test Method
Test method designed to measure the effectiveness of water-repellents in millwork preservative formulations in retarding dimensional changes of wood exposed to water. Results are used to determine if a commercial millwork preservative meets the requirements of WDMA I.S-4 Water-Repellent Preservative Non-Pressure Treatment for Millwork.

WDMA T.M. 9-89 Door Finishes Test Method
A series of tests to evaluate the durability of wood door finishes. Five test methods provide the means for evaluating adhesion, resistance to wear, resistance to temperature cycling, resistance to chemical reagents and resistance to color fade.

WDMA T.M. 11-06 Factory-Applied Pigmented Primer Coatings on Wood and Wood Composites for Millwork
Specification for the performance requirements and evaluation procedures for factory-applied pigmented primer coatings on exterior and interior wood millwork products.

WDMA T.M. 12-06 Factory Applied Pigmented Finish Coatings on Wood and Wood Composites for Millwork
Specification for the performance requirements and evaluation procedures for factory applied pigmented primer coatings on exterior wood millwork products.

WDMA T.M. 13-05 Test Method for Preparing Retention and Penetration Testing Samples.
These guidelines cover evaluation procedures for factory-applied pigmented coatings on exterior wood and cellulosic composites for millwork products.

Window & Door Framing Materials

AAMA 304-07 Voluntary Specification for Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Exterior Profiles Capped with ASA or ASA/PVC Blends
Establishes minimum requirements for ASA or ASA Blended PVC capped ABS for exterior profile extrusions
used in windows, doors and skylights.

WDMA I.S. 10-05 Testing Cellulosic Composite Materials For Use in Fenestration Products
Specification designed to provide a common test basis for composite materials to be used in the manufacture of fenestration products.

AAMA 303-07 Voluntary Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Exterior Profiles
Establishes minimum requirements for PVC profiles used in windows, doors and skylights.

AAMA 305-06 Voluntary Specification for Fiberglass Reinforced Thermoset
Establishes minimum requirements for fiberglass profiles used in windows, doors and skylights.

AAMA 307-05 Voluntary Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Laminates Intended for Use on AAMA-Certified Plastic Profiles
This specification establishes performance requirements for decorative laminate materials intended for application to either the interior or exterior surfaces of AAMA-certified plastic profiles.

AAMA 308-05 Voluntary Specification For Cellular Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles
This specification establishes the minimum requirements for cellular PVC exterior profiles used in windows, doors and skylights. Windows made with profiles that meet the requirements of this specification are expected to perform well in actual use, assuming adequate product design.

AAMA 309-04 Standard Specification for Classification of Rigid Thermoplastic/Cellulosic Composite Materials
Covers compounds that are blends of thermoplastic and cellulosic ingredients. It provides common test methods and description of physical and thermal properties and classification of the thermoplastic/cellulosic composites.

AAMA 310-04 Voluntary Specifications for Reinforced Thermoplastic Fenestration Exterior Profile Extrusions
Establishes minimum requirements for reinforced thermoplastic profiles used in windows, doors and skylights.

AAMA 311-05 Voluntary Specification for Rigid Thermoplastic Cellulosic Composite Fenestration Exterior Profiles
Establishes minimum requirements for rigid thermoplastic cellulosic composite profiles used in windows, doors and skylights.

AAMA 312-05 Performance Requirements for the Lamination of Wood and Cellulosic Composite Profiles
Performance standards and test procedures related to wood/cellulosic composite profile laminates used in fenestration products.

AAMA 505-98 Dry Shrinkage and Composite Performance Thermal Cycling
Test procedure for determining composite performance of thermally broken aluminum framing members such as dry shrinkage, adhesion and shear resistance by thermal cycling of the composite shapes.

AAMA QAG-1-98 Quality Assurance Processing Guide for Poured and Debridged Polyurethane Thermal Barriers
Quality assurance checklist for in-plant processing of thermal barrier products, including equipment checks, chemical storage and handling, process control, debridging and fabrication.

NWWDA T.M. 5-90 Split Resistance Test Method
Test method determines the ability of wood door stiles to resist splitting and thereby maintain screwholding and hardware attachment capabilities. Contact WDMA.

NWWDA T.M. 6-02 Adhesive Bond Test Method
Test method for determining the performance of adhesive bonds in doors under accelerated aging conditions. Methods provide testing, measurement and inspection criteria for Type I and Type II glues used in wood doors. Contact WDMA.

NWWDA T.M. 8-90 Hinge-Loading Test Method
Test method determines the ability of a wood door stile to resist the horizontal withdrawal of an attached hinge. This small-scale test is designed to simulate the application of a downward force to the knob area on
the leading edge of a hinged swinging door. Contact WDMA.

NWWDA T.M. 10-90 Screwholding Test Method
Test method to determine the ability of a wood door stile to resist the withdrawal of a screw perpendicular to the stile edge. Contact WDMA.

WDMA I.S. 10-05 Testing Cellulosic Composite Materials For Use in Fenestration Products
Specification provides a common test basis for composite materials combining wood and other cellulosic
materials with plastics.

Glass & Insulating Glass

ASTM C1036-01 Standard Specification for Flat Glass
Specification covers quality requirements for cut sizes of flat, transparent, clear glass.

ASTM C1048-04 Standard Specification for Heat-Treated Flat GlassÑKind HS, Kind FT Coated and Uncoated Glass
Specification covers requirements for flat heat-strengthened and flat fully tempered coated and uncoated glass used in general building construction.

ASTM C1172-03 Standard Specification for Laminated Architectural Flat Glass
Specification covers quality requirements for cut sizes of flat laminated glass consisting of two or more lites of glass bonded with an interlayer material.

ASTM E773-01 Standard Test Method for Accelerated Weathering of Sealed Insulating Glass Units.
Test method covers the performance of preassembled. permanently sealed i.g. units against accelerated weathering.

ASTM E2188-02 Standard Test Method for Insulating Glass, ASTM E2189-02 Standard Test Method for Testing Resistance to Fogging in Insulating Glass Units and ASTM E2190-02 Standard Specification for Insulating Glass Unit Performance and Evaluation
Harmonized insulating glass (HIGs) test methods and standard developed for use in both the U.S. and Canada.

ASTM E1300-04e1 Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings
Procedure to select the thickness designation and type of glass required to resist a specified design load.

Hardware

AAMA 904-01 Voluntary Specification for Multi-Bar Hinges in Window Application
Defines product and describes performance requirements and necessary laboratory test report data.

AAMA 901-96 Voluntary Specification for Rotary Operators in Window Applications
Performance criteria for determining the durability of gear-type rotary operating devices used for opening and closing casement, awning and jalousie windows.

AAMA 906-07 Voluntary Specification for Sliding Glass Door Roller Assemblies
Covers voluntary manufacture and performance standards for roller assemblies with or without height-adjustment features.

AAMA 902-07 Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances
Testing and performance requirements for sash balances used in hung-type windows.

AAMA 908-02 Voluntary Specification for Friction-Based Sash Balances
Performance requirements for friction-based sash balances used in hung windows, conforming to
AAMA/NWWDA 101/I.S.2-97.

AAMA 930-03 Voluntary Specification for Locking/Latching Hardware for Side-Hinged Door Systems
Establishes performance criteria for water-penetration resistance and the structural load performance of locking/latching hardware.

AAMA 2501-06 Voluntary Guideline for Engineering Analysis of Window & Sliding Glass Door Anchorage Systems
Establishes method to confirm that an anchorage system provides a load resistance with appropriate safety factor that is equal to or greater than the project requirements, and supports the product in a manner equivalent to that tested.

ANSI/BHMA A156.1-2006 American National Standard for Butts and Hinges
Establishes requirements for various grades of door hinges. Cycle tests, lateral and vertical wear tests, friction tests, strength tests, finish tests and material and dimensional requirements are included. Contact BHMA.

ANSI/BHMA A156.2-03 American National Standard for Bored and Preassembled Locks & Latches
Establishes requirements for bored and preassembled locks and latches to meet three grade levels. Includes performance tests, strength tests, operational tests, material evaluation tests, finish tests, and dimensional criteria. Contact BHMA.

ANSI/BHMA A156.5-2001 American National Standard for Auxiliary Locks and Associated Products
Part one of standard establishes three grades of requirements for auxiliary bored and mortise locks, rim locks, cylinders and push-button mechanisms. Security, operational and finish tests and dimensional criteria are included. Part two establishes requirements for indexed key control systems and includes operational and finish tests. Contact BHMA.

ANSI/BHMA A156.13-2002 American National Standard for Mortise Locks and Latches Series 1000
Establishes grades and requirements for mortise locks and latches and includes operational tests, security tests, cycle tests, finish tests, material evaluation tests and dimensional criteria. Contact BHMA.

ASTM E405-04 Standard Test Methods for Wear Testing Rotary Operators for Windows
Sets for procedures for operators used to open and close windows.

Sealants & Weatherseals

AAMA 701-04 & AAMA 702-04 Combined Voluntary Specification for Pile Weatherstrip and Replaceable Fenestration Weatherseals
Standards define requirements for pile weatherstrip and weatherseals to restrict air and water infiltration.

AAMA 711-07 Voluntary Specification for Self-Adhering Flashing Used for Installation of Exterior Wall Fenestration Products
Establishes the test methods and minimum performance requirements for self-adhering flashing products that are used around the perimeter of exterior fenestration products. It also provides a method to determine minimum flashing width and to evaluate environmental factors on the installation of self-adhering flashing products applied under typical field conditions.

AAMA 800-07 Voluntary Specifications and Test Methods for Sealants
A compilation of standards and test methods for determining the performance of both compounds and
tapes used in the manufacture and/or installation of windows, sliding glass doors and curtain wall. Sealant specifications include backbedding compounds and mastic tapes, glazing tapes, narrow joint seam sealers, exterior perimeter sealing compounds, non-drying sealants and expanded cellular glazing tapes.

AAMA 812-04 Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Voluntary Practice for Assessment of Single-Component Aerosol Expanding Polyurethane Foams for Sealing Rough Openings of Fenestration Installations
Test methods for determining the expansion properties of foams used in fenestration installations.