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FGIA Updates PVC Fenestration Standard

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released an updated specification for producing quality PVC fenestration products. AAMA 320-22, Standard and Guideline for Quality Welding, Bonding, and Ventilation of Thermoplastic (PVC) Extrusion Based Fenestration Products, is now available for purchase. This document was last updated in 2010. It provides guidelines for successful welded corners and to reduce the risk of deformations and malfunctions of fenestration products fabricated with extruded PVC profiles due to heat build-up from sun exposure.Such deformations and malfunctions may include, but...

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FGIA Updates Two Side-Hinged Door Standards

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released two updated specifications for the testing side-hinged doors. AAMA 920-22, Specification for Operating Cycle Performance of Active Side-Hinged Exterior Door Slabs, and AAMA 925-22, Specification for Determining the Vertical Loading Resistance of Side-Hinged Door Systems. Both FGIA documents, are now available for purchase. These documents were last updated in 2016 and 2017, respectively.“Over a minimal period of time, the door slabs and associated hardware connections must remain intact and operable to maintain its resistance to environmental...

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FGIA Updates 12-Section Document on Fiber Reinforced Thermoset Exterior Profiles

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released an updated specification establishing the minimum requirements for fiber reinforced thermoset exterior profiles used in fenestration products. AAMA 305-22, Voluntary Specification for Fiber Reinforced Thermoset Profiles, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase. This 12-section document was last updated in 2018.“The minimum performance requirements established in this specification are based on the experience and many years of research and testing by the fiberglass fenestration industry,” said Robert Plagemann, Chair of the FGIA FMC Lamination Task...

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