most recent revision of the AAMA and. field testing protocols. AAMA 08,. “Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of. Newly Installed Fenestration. The AAMA (Voluntary Specification for Field Testing of Newly Installed Fenestration Products) is a field-testing guide developed by the American. AAMA Voluntary Specification for field testing of newly installed fenestration products. Includes Air Infiltration and Water Penetration.
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AAMA Water Spray Testing
This specification establishes the requirements for field test specimens, apparatus, sampling, test procedures and test reports to be used in verifying the air infiltration resistance performance and water penetration resistance performance of newly installed fenestration products.
We provide testing services throughout the United States from our headquarters located in Atlanta, GA. See our AAMA page for additional information if your project requires to test for the rated air leakage or rated water penetration performance. These specifications establish the requirements for test specimens, apparatus, sampling, test procedures and test reports to be used in evaluating the performance of installed windows and sliding glass doors hereafter referred to as “windows”.
Read more about what our customers have to say The AAMA is the proper test method for field testing of storefronts, curtain walls and sloped glazing for air leakage and water penetration resistance performance. Fenestration Testing Laboratory was founded in and is an internationally accredited test laboratory for fenestration products and exterior building envelope systems.
The construction contract will appoint a party responsible for the cost of the testing. Any moisture not coming in through the window, but getting in somehow, will be subject to further forensic investigation. It’s important to note that the AAMA test standard also utilizes the ASTM E test method which details specific test set-up and equipment requirements for the water penetration portion of the test, and the ASTM E test method which details test set-up and equipment requirements for the Air Infiltration portion of the test.
It is up to the contractor to ensure these testing parameters are established.
Guidelines for the type of equipment to use and test procedures to follow are specified in the AAMA A specified pressure is maintained while any escaping air is measured. Please contact AAMA for assistance, as needed. This allows us to not only properly test fenestrations on new construction projects, but also pinpoint the cause of any test failures and provide accurate recommendations to achieve successful testing results. Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset.
Typically, aqma sampling of windows from the project is selected and tested. See our AAMA page for additional information. For window and door manufacturers, the procedure provides a uniform approach for dealing with different code jurisdictions and specific design pressure for each size of fenestration product opening.
These specifications establish the requirements for field test specimens, apparatus, sampling, test procedures and test 50 to be used in verifying the air infiltration resistance performance and water penetration resistance performance of installed new windows and sliding glass doors hereafter referred to as “fenestration products”.
Testing shall be performed by an AAMA accredited independent testing agency. Then both air and water leakage in that order are determined using a test chamber of constant pressure. Field testing and forensic leak investigation services are provided nationwide.
AAMA | Field Testing Quality Control
The testing procedure outlined in the AAMA This guide illustrates test procedures to ensure air and moisture penetration is minimized in new window installations. Have flashing and sealing been properly finished?
Water penetration observed when testing windows will be given extra attention for the remainder of the project. The number of tests depends on the size and budget of the project. SITC utilizes isolation techniques to assist in identifying the source or sources of the reported water leakage.
This guideline is for forensic or investigative water spray testing only. Before testing, the window installation is visually observed. The only problem with the verbiage provided is that it is often inserted in a generic format that does not provide details as to the areas, quantity, and specific testing pressures. The project architect, manager, or owner specifies the amount and locations of the windows to be tested; this happens either early in the project or at three intervals in the case of large projects: Normally, if a window fails, the contractor should be prepared for a wider scope of testing.
This field check procedure is only intended to evaluate joints, gaskets and sealant details in the glazing which are designed to remain permanently closed and water tight. Search by product code or category or leave the product code field blank to see a list of all AAMA publications. Water leakage uses the same method while spraying the window from outside to observe indoor penetration.
Give us a call to discuss your next project. If the window installation was completed within 6 months, and there is not a building occupancy permit COthen the AAMA is the right document to use. The AAMA can be utilized if the project requires investigative testing. Once testing parameters are specified, the testing agency ensures that proper procedures were followed during the construction installation process.
The most current edition is the AAMA If you are looking for a reputable second or third-party testing company to perform accurate professional testing, provide concise reports, and help you through the entire process, contact BDG today. Please read our simple purchasing instructions first to ensure a smooth transaction. The Requirement of AAMA accreditation assures the specifier that the laboratory has the staff, training, experience and calibrated equipment to properly perform field testing.
The specification is for quality assurance water penetration testing only.