The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a test method evaluating the performance and durability of the integration of a fenestration product with a building envelope.
AAMA 504-20, Voluntary Laboratory Test Method to Qualify Vertical Fenestration Installation Procedures, was created in 2005. This marks the document’s first update.
Manufacturers should be aware that they are ultimately responsible for providing adequate installation instructions for their products, according to an FGIA news release. However, the document can serve as a guide.
“AAMA 504 provides a standardized test method for all manufacturers to verify their various installation instructions in a consistent manner,” said Joe Hayden vice chair of the Test Method to Qualify Installation Procedures Update Task Group and a Pella Corporation executive.