AAMA 502-08 PDF

BDG has extensive knowledge of most building systems and specializes in forensic water intrusion investigations. What is the drainage design? 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. This field check is not appropriate for testing operable components. A specified pressure is maintained while any escaping air is measured. The number of tests depends on the size and budget of the project.

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This guide illustrates test procedures to ensure air and moisture penetration is minimized in new window installations. In addition, the AAMA guide provides verbiage that can be directly inserted into project specifications, saving time and effort. 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.

It is up to the contractor to ensure these testing parameters are established. Once testing parameters are specified, the testing agency ensures that proper procedures were followed during the construction installation process. Typically, a sampling of windows from the project is selected and tested. The construction contract will appoint a party responsible for the cost of the testing.

The number of tests depends on the size and budget of the project. With a large project, testing early on can prevent expensive repairs if a design flaw is identified during the first phase of testing. Normally, if a window fails, the contractor should be prepared for a wider scope of testing. One-week notice prior to water testing is usually given to all construction crew members concerned with window installation. It is not recommended to notify anyone of the actual test locations until the testing agency arrives onsite.

Water penetration observed when testing windows will be given extra attention for the remainder of the project. Before testing, the window installation is visually observed. Are the edges perfectly horizontal and vertical? Is the window square? What is the drainage design? How is the installation quality? Have flashing and sealing been properly finished?

Then both air and water leakage in that order are determined using a test chamber of constant pressure. A predetermined amount of air leakage is allowable; however, no water leakage is permitted at all. A specified pressure is maintained while any escaping air is measured.

Water leakage uses the same method while spraying the window from outside to observe indoor penetration. Any moisture not coming in through the window, but getting in somehow, will be subject to further forensic investigation. Guidelines for the type of equipment to use and test procedures to follow are specified in the AAMA If the window installation was completed within 6 months, and there is not a building occupancy permit CO , then the AAMA is the right document to use.

BDG utilizes professional testing equipment that is calibrated to each specific testing standard for accurate results. Our field consultants are properly trained and knowledgeable of all testing standards. BDG has extensive knowledge of most building systems and specializes in forensic water intrusion investigations. 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.

Failures during quality assurance new construction testing can result in unnecessary delays that impact your bottom line. 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.

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This guide illustrates test procedures to ensure air and moisture penetration is minimized in new window installations. In addition, the AAMA guide provides verbiage that can be directly inserted into project specifications, saving time and effort. 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. It is up to the contractor to ensure these testing parameters are established. Once testing parameters are specified, the testing agency ensures that proper procedures were followed during the construction installation process. Typically, a sampling of windows from the project is selected and tested. The construction contract will appoint a party responsible for the cost of the testing.

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The AAMA guide provides specific details for testing procedures to ensure air and moisture penetration is minimized in newly installed fenestration systems. The AAMA guide provides useful verbiage that can be directly inserted into project specifications, saving time and effort. It is up to the contractor to ensure these testing parameters are established. Additionally, the AAMA specifies that the water penetration resistance testing shall be performed by using the Procedure A method of the ASTM E , which is a consistent uniform static pressure for 15 minutes. If interior finishes have been installed, they MUST be removed at the area of the test chamber to allow visual access to verify testing performance. The test specimen should be completely installed, adjusted, cleaned, and the perimeter sealed prior to testing. It is not recommended to notify anyone of the actual test locations until the testing agency arrives onsite.

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Dailar Any moisture not coming in through the window, but getting in somehow, will be subject to further forensic investigation. Is the window square? The construction contract will appoint a party responsible for the cost of the testing. This comparative analysis procedure is especially suited for regions where it is desirable to document the performance of each window and exterior door size to meet specific structural design pressure criteria. This guide illustrates test procedures to ensure air and moisture penetration is minimized in new window installations. Fenestration Testing Laboratory was founded in and is an internationally accredited test laboratory for fenestration products and exterior building envelope systems. Then both air and water leakage in that order are determined using a test chamber of constant pressure.

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