Fenestration Testing: For the window and door industry
Although regulations for fenestration products to be tested and certified have always been in place, they are now enforced in a more consistent manner. The recent changes in federal, provincial, and municipal building codes aimed to make them more harmonized, have affected the fenestration industry directly.
LabTest Certification provides fast turnaround and competitive pricing for Testing and Certification according to national and international industry-set fenestration standards developed by: CSA, AAMA, ASTM, WDMA, and NFRC.
NAFS testing is required to determine the Performance Class (R, LC, CW, AW) and Performance Grade (PG) for fenestration products. A permanent label showing the appropriate ratings must be attached to the finished product before installation.
LabTest offers NAFS Physical Performance evaluation in accordance with AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440-11 Standards and Specifications.
Testing includes but is not limited to:
- Operating Force
- Air Leakage Resistance
- Water Penetration Resistance
- Uniform Load Deflection
- Uniform Load Structural
- Forced-entry Resistance
- Positive Design Pressure
- Negative Design Pressure
- Stabilizing Arm Load
- Horizontal Concentrated Load
- Vertical Concentrated Load
- Thermoplastic Corner Weld
Testing results can be used for simple R&D or Certified Test Reports. LabTest can also provide product labeling and factory certification.
Thermal Performance Ratings and U-values are now being requested by most municipalities in the form of a temporary label attached to the finished product before installation.
LabTest offers Thermal Modeling evaluation in accordance with CSA A440.2-14 for Energy Star Program (NRCan).
Thermal Modeling includes but is not limited to:
- Overall coefficient of heat transfer (U-factor)
- Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)
- Visible Transmittance (VT)
- Energy Rating
- Air Leakage
NAFS and Thermal Modeling results can be used for simple R&D or Certification.
LabTest labels are accepted across Canada.
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