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Updated specification for PVC exterior profiles on windows, doors, and skylights

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Updated specification for PVC exterior profiles on windows, doors, and skylights

Addresses dimensional stability, impact resistance, weatherability, heat resistance, weight tolerance


By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | September 25, 2023
Photo by Pierre Châtel-Innocenti on Unsplash, Updated specification for PVC exterior profiles on windows, doors, and skylights
Photo by Pierre Châtel-Innocenti on Unsplash

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) updated a specification establishing minimum requirements for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) exterior profiles that are used in windows, doors, and skylights.

This standard includes minimum requirements that pertain to dimensional stability, impact resistance, weatherability, heat resistance, weight tolerance, heat build-up, and lead compound content. The standard was last updated in 2019.

The profiles include, but are not limited to, those with decorative finishes such as paint, laminates, and co-extruded capping compounds.

The revisions include additional information for “Co-Extruded Profile Requirements” (Section 8.0), and also support the movement of the specifications for ‘Laminated Profile Requirements” (Section 5.0) to AAMA 664 and “Organically Coated Profile Requirements” (Section 6.0) to AAMA 663.

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