The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a specification establishing the minimum requirements for dimensional stability, weatherability, heat resistance, weight tolerance, heat build-up, Shore D Hardness, and lead content of cellular polyvinyl chloride (PVC) exterior profiles used in windows, doors, and skylights.  AAMA 308-23, Voluntary Specification for PVC Exterior Profiles, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase in the FGIA online store.  This document was last updated in 2016.

         “AAMA 308 should provide all professionals in the industry with the knowledge and confidence in this innovative and newer technology for fenestration solutions,” said Mark Ammer, vice chair of the FGIA document management committee.  “With the great attributes known for the PVC lineals in window and door systems, many cellular PVC windows systems today are designed with a more traditional and historical look and assembly such as wooden joinery and accents.  The combination of this technology, performance, and style offers a unique option for architects, designers, builders, and homeowners.”

         This document will assist producers and users to evaluate, understand, and promote a minimum level of performance.  It consists of nine sections, two figures and one table.  AAMA 308-23, as well as other documents available from FGIA, may be purchased from the online store at the discounted member rate of $20 or the non-member price of $60.

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