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AAMA-Accredited Field Testing

This AAMA accreditation allows us to meet those project requirements that need a formal AAMA accreditation.  We are accredited to perform the following field tests:

AAMA 501.2 – Hose Nozzle Water Spray Testing

The AAMA 501.2 is the standard for testing quality assurance and diagnostic water leakage field check of installed storefronts, curtain walls, and sloped glazing systems. It is designed to aid in the water-tight testing of large glass areas meant to be permanently closed, such as store fronts, curtain walls, and sloped glazing systems.

AAMA 502 – Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed Fenestration Products

The AAMA 502 specification is used to test the performance of newly installed fenestration products for air leakage and water penetration. It’s used to ensure minimalized air and moisture penetration rates on newly installed windows / glazing systems.

AAMA 503 – Field Testing of Newly Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls, and Sloped Glazing Systems

The AAMA 503 specification is used to verify air infiltration and water penetration performance of newly installed fenestration products, including windows, storefront systems, curtain walls, window walls, skylights, etc.

ASTM E783 – Standard Test Method for Field Measurement of Air Leakage Through Installed Exterior Windows and Doors

The ASTM E785 standard is used to determine the air leakage rate of installed exterior windows and doors under specified static air pressure differences. The testing is performed by sealing a chamber to the interior or exterior face of the test specimen, supplying or exhausting air from the chamber at a rate required to maintain the specified test pressure, and measuring the air flow lost or gained across the testing chamber.

This test is intended to measure air leakage associated with the assembly and not the leakage through the openings and adjacent construction.

ASTM E1105 – Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Water Penetration of Installed Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls, by Uniform or Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference

The ASTM E1105 Standard is a standard procedure for determining the resistance to water penetration under uniform or cyclic static air pressure differences of installed exterior windows, skylights, curtain walls, and doors. The air-pressure differences acting across a building envelope vary greatly. These factors should be considered fully prior to specifying the test pressure difference to be used.