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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is set to release AAMA 103-14a, Procedural Guide for Certification of Window, Door and Skylight Assemblies, on Dec. 1, 2014. This document has been completely re-written and re-formatted to comply with new ANSI accreditation requirements. A new feature of this document is the enlargement of the initial certification period from four to... more »
  • Fry Consultants Incorporated published an update for its ongoing United States Residential Window and Patio Door Multi-Client Study. The study provides data and information for unit sales and growth trends from 2014 through 2016, alternative (e.g. composites, fiberglass) windows, sales channel changes, regional differences, emerging trends and threats, and other market information. To purchase a... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association released the semi-annual WDMA 2014 Window & Entry Door Pulse Report, covering both U.S. construction and topline product shipment activity. The report projects 2014 residential new construction starts will be slightly lower than originally anticipated, coming in at 985,000 starts vs. 1.1 million starts. Residential remodeling activity, however,... more »
  • The North Carolina Rules Review Commission rejected the temporary rule which allowed permit holders to opt-out of using low-emissivity fenestration products in residential construction. In an Aug. 8, 2014 letter to the North Carolina Building Code Council, the American Architectural Manufacturers Assocation led a coalition of industry organizations including Glass Association of North America,... more »
  • MasterGrain joined the Window and Door Manufacturers Association. The WDMA defines the standards of excellence in the residential and commercial window, door, and skylight industry and advances these standards among industry members while providing advocacy resources, educational and professional programs, and ways for members to provide greater value to their customers. MasterGrain offers... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released AAMA 663-14, “Voluntary Specification for In-Process Quality Control Requirements for Applicators of Organic Coatings to Polyvinyl Chloride Exterior Profiles," which establishes the minimum requirements for applicators of organic coatings to PVC exterior profiles that are used in windows, doors and skylights. “This new... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host an online contest on both LinkedIn and Twitter every Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, at 2:30 p.m. EDT from Aug. 5 through Sept. 3. The contest will feature quiz questions from AAMA’s FenestrationMasters program. Each Tuesday, one quiz question will be asked in AAMA’s LinkedIn group and a different quiz question will... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released AAMA 902-14, “Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances.” This document establishes the requirements for the materials, testing and performance for sash balances used in hung-type windows. It also provides rating criteria and test procedures for qualifying balances to two performance levels and six MAF Classifications.... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s current standards pertaining to fenestration in manufactured housing have been recommended for adoption by the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The MHCC is a statutory Federal Advisory Committee body charged with providing recommendations to the HUD Secretary on the... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Canadian Standards Association and Window & Door Manufacturers Association released a User Guide to the 2011 AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights. The result of a multi-year effort by the three associations, the NAFS User Guide has received final approval and is... more »