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Yes, the following documents are available for purchase from the FGIA Online Store.
Though AAMA publishes these standard practices, it is important to understand that in all cases, “Windows shall be installed and flashed in accordance with the manufacturer’s written installation instructions.” This very same language is contained in the International Residential Code (IRC) for One and Two-Family Dwellings.
AAMA licensed the InstallationMasters™ program (training, testing and certification of window installers) several years ago to Architectural Testing, Inc. of York, PA. They can be reached at 717-764-7700.
Yes. InstallationMasters was developed to train and certify installers on industry accepted installation practices. The program includes an installer-training manual that is available for purchase by anyone who has an interest in proper window installation.
Though FGIA publishes standard best practices, it is important to understand that in all cases windows should be installed and flashed in accordance with the manufacturer’s written installation instructions. This language is contained in the International Residential Code (IRC) for One and Two-Family Dwellings.
No, the AAMA (Gold, Silver or White) Label indicates that the manufacturer is authorized by AAMA to display the label. By placing an AAMA certification label on a product, the manufacturer certifies that the labeled product meets the applicable performance requirements of the standard cited on the label. The label applies to the construction and performance of the window as it leaves the factory, not to its performance once installed.
FGIA staff can only provide interpretations on questions that relate to the content of our documents and certification program procedures.
Yes, a list of certified installers who have successfully completed the InstallationMasters program can be found at installationmasters.com.