Fenestration Testing: For the window and door industry
Recently, federal, provincial, and municipal building codes have become more harmonized, affecting the fenestration industry directly. Product testing and certification are now the norm, providing a level of quality assurance not previously seen.
LabTest Certification Inc. conducts tests according to many nationally and internationally recognized fenestration testing standards developed by:
NAFS testing is now required to determine the performance class (R, LC, CW, AW) and performance grade (PG) for fenestration products. A label showing the appropriate ratings is to be attached to the finished product before installation.
LabTest offers NAFS Physical Performance Testing according to the 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 label attached to the finished product before installation.
LabTest offers A440.2-14 Fenestration energy performance modeling
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
Modeling results can be used for simple R&D or Certified Test Reports. LabTest can also provide product labeling and factory certification.
Our Fenestration Testing & Certification offers a fast turnaround time with competitive pricing.
For more information on Fenestration Testing, Contact LabTest Today!