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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The specification is for quality assurance water penetration testing only.

How is the installation quality? Have flashing and sealing been properly finished? Field testing and forensic leak investigation aams are provided nationwide. MISSION Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset.

This field check is not appropriate for testing operable components. There are no previous editions. BDG utilizes professional testing equipment that is calibrated to each specific testing standard for accurate results.

SITC utilizes isolation techniques to assist in identifying the source or sources of the reported water leakage.

Read more about what our aamma have to say Our field consultants are properly trained and knowledgeable of all testing standards. Before testing, the window installation is visually observed.

The AAMA is the aqma test method for field aa,a of storefronts, curtain walls and sloped glazing for air leakage and water penetration resistance performance. Testing shall be performed by an AAMA accredited independent testing agency. It’s important to note that the AAMA test standard also utilizes the ASTM E test method which details specific test set-up and equipment requirements for the water penetration portion of the test, and the ASTM E test method which details test set-up and equipment requirements for the Air Infiltration portion of the test.


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.

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Building Aama Group, Inc. In addition, the AAMA guide provides verbiage that can be directly inserted into project specifications, saving time and effort.

AAMA Water Spray Testing

This guide illustrates test procedures to ensure air zama moisture penetration is minimized in new window installations. The AAMA was first released in and has had many changes over the years. One-week notice prior to water testing is usually given to all construction crew members concerned with window installation. What is the drainage design?

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. The construction contract will appoint a party responsible for the cost of the testing.

Then both air and water leakage in that order are determined using a test chamber of constant pressure. This guideline is for forensic or investigative water spray testing only. The AAMA is the first edition of this voluntary guideline. American Architectural Manufacturers Association.

AAMA Water Spray Testing

Guidelines for the type of equipment to use and test procedures to follow are specified in the AAMA This field check procedure is only intended to evaluate joints, gaskets and sealant details in the glazing which are designed to remain permanently closed and water tight. The testing procedure outlined in the AAMA 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. The AAMA 008 be utilized if the project requires investigative testing.


The most current edition is the AAMA It is primarily used for new construction quality control and assurance purposes. This specification establishes 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 aams.

We provide testing services throughout the United States from our headquarters located in Atlanta, GA. The Requirement of AAMA accreditation assures the specifier that the laboratory has the staff, training, experience and calibrated equipment aam properly perform field testing. Aaama has become the gold standard for all water penetration 5002 testing conducted in the United States in regards to fenestration products such as windows, doors, and skylights. Professional services based on accurate information that helps you or your company make the right decision regarding your project or asset.

AAMA | Field Testing Quality Control

Fenestration Testing 5022 was founded in and is an internationally accredited test laboratory for fenestration products and exterior building envelope systems. With a large project, testing early on can prevent expensive repairs if a design flaw is identified during the first phase of testing. The number of tests depends on the size and budget of the project.

This specification is for quality assurance water penetration testing only. See our AAMA page for additional information.