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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This field check is not appropriate for testing operable components. If you are looking for a reputable second or third-party testing company to perform accurate professional testing, provide concise reports, and help aam through the entire process, contact BDG today. MISSION Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset. 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.

Are the edges perfectly horizontal and vertical? A specified pressure is maintained while any escaping air is measured.

See our AAMA page for additional information if your project requires to test for the rated air leakage or rated water penetration performance. SITC utilizes the AAMA when conducting forensic water spray testing on windows, doors, curtain walls, storefronts, slope glazing systems and exterior walls. 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. The most current edition is the AAMA See our AAMA page for additional information.


This guideline is for forensic or investigative water spray testing only. Building Diagnostics Group, Inc.

AAMA Water Spray Testing

This specification is for quality assurance water penetration testing only. How is the installation quality? The construction contract will appoint a party responsible for the cost of the testing. Is the window square? A predetermined amount of air leakage is allowable; however, no water leakage is permitted at all. Then both air and water leakage in that order are determined using a test chamber of constant pressure.

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Please contact AAMA for assistance, as needed. The specification is for quality assurance water penetration testing only. Water leakage uses the same method while spraying the window from outside to observe indoor penetration.

The AAMA was first released in and has had many changes over the years. Begin your publication search by entering information into aaja fields below.

AAMA Test Standard for Air & Water Infiltration

There are no previous editions. Water penetration observed when testing windows will be aana extra attention for the remainder of the project. Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset. This field check procedure is only intended to evaluate joints, gaskets aamq sealant details in the glazing which are designed to remain permanently closed and water tight. What are FTL’s Qualifications?

Guidelines for the type of equipment to use and test procedures to follow are specified in the AAMA 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”.


Any moisture not coming in aamw the window, but getting in somehow, will be subject to further forensic investigation. We provide testing services throughout the United States from our headquarters located in Atlanta, GA.

The objective of forensic water spray testing is to identify and track the 50208 migration through the simulation of wind driven rain events.

With a large project, testing early on can prevent expensive repairs if a design flaw is identified during the first phase of testing.

Search by product code or category or leave the product code field blank to see a list of all AAMA publications. American Architectural Manufacturers Association. Fenestration Testing Aams was founded in and is an internationally accredited test laboratory for fenestration products and exterior building envelope systems.

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.

Before testing, the window installation is 052-08 observed. SITC utilizes isolation techniques to assist in identifying the source or sources of the reported water leakage. It is not recommended to notify anyone of the actual test locations until the testing agency 52-08 onsite.

The Requirement of AAMA accreditation assures the specifier that the laboratory has the staff, training, experience and calibrated equipment to properly perform field testing.

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