AAMA 502 08 PDF


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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Once testing parameters are specified, the testing agency ensures that proper procedures were followed during the construction installation process.

AAMA Water Spray Testing

It is primarily used for new construction quality control and assurance purposes. This specification is for quality assurance water penetration testing only. This specification 80 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.

Please 052 AAMA for assistance, as needed. This field check procedure is only intended to evaluate joints, gaskets and sealant details in the glazing which are designed to wama permanently closed and water tight. What are FTL’s Qualifications?

SITC utilizes isolation techniques to assist in identifying the source or sources of the reported water leakage. It is up to the contractor to ensure these testing parameters are established.

BDG utilizes professional testing equipment that is calibrated to each specific testing standard for accurate results. Begin your publication search by entering information into the fields below. MISSION Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset.

SITC utilizes the AAMA when conducting forensic water spray testing on windows, doors, curtain walls, storefronts, slope glazing systems and exterior walls.


This guide illustrates test procedures to ensure air and moisture penetration is minimized in new window installations. These specifications establish 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 installed new windows and sliding glass doors hereafter referred to as “fenestration products”.

Water penetration observed when testing windows will be given extra attention for the remainder of the project. The construction contract will appoint a party responsible for the cost of the testing. The testing procedure outlined in the AAMA 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.

Member discount will be reflected after successful login to the Checkout process. It is not recommended to notify anyone of the actual test locations until the testing agency arrives onsite. 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.

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Water leakage uses the same aana while spraying the window from outside to observe indoor penetration. The most current edition is the AAMA The AAMA was first released in and has had many changes over the years. Before testing, the window installation is visually observed. How is the installation quality? See our AAMA page for additional information if your project requires to test for the rated air leakage or rated water penetration performance.

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Any moisture not coming in through the window, but getting in somehow, will be subject to further forensic investigation. Failures during quality assurance new construction testing can aa,a in unnecessary delays that impact your bottom line.


The Requirement of AAMA accreditation assures the specifier that the laboratory has aaama staff, training, experience and calibrated equipment to properly perform field testing. See our AAMA page for additional information.

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Fenestration Testing Laboratory was founded in and is an internationally accredited test laboratory for fenestration products and exterior building envelope systems. One-week notice prior to water testing is usually given to all construction crew members concerned with window installation. This guideline is for forensic or investigative water spray testing only. BDG has extensive knowledge of most building systems and specializes in forensic water intrusion investigations.

Field testing and forensic leak investigation services are provided nationwide. 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.

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The objective of forensic water spray testing is to identify and track the water migration through the simulation of wind driven rain events. Read more about what our customers have to say American Architectural Manufacturers Association. For window and door manufacturers, the procedure provides aaama uniform approach for dealing with different code jurisdictions and specific design pressure for each size of fenestration product opening.