Breaking Ground: FGIA Unveils the Latest Specification Update for Fenestration Hardware Components

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Elevating Industry Standards: FGIA Unveils Enhanced Specification for Corrosion Resistant Coatings on Fenestration Hardware

In a significant stride towards fortifying the fenestration and glazing industry, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has unveiled a revamped specification that delves into the realm of corrosion resistance for carbon steel hardware components used in fenestration applications.

AAMA 907-23: Pioneering Excellence in Corrosion Resistance

The latest enhancement, encapsulated in AAMA 907-23, titled “Specification for Corrosion Resistant Coatings on Carbon Steel Components Used in Windows, Doors, and Skylights,” is now accessible for procurement through the FGIA online store. This pivotal document, last updated in 2015, emerges as a critical touchstone for industry practitioners and stakeholders alike.

Precision and Significance: Defining the Scope

“AAMA 907 is more than just a document; it stands as a cornerstone that resonates across various codes, anchoring the evaluation process against ASTM B 117,” emphasized Chris Griffin, Vice Chair of the FGIA Steel Component Corrosion Task Group and a representative from Roto Frank of America. A hallmark of this updated version is the reintroduction of established allowances for zinc dichromate plating, reinstating a vital facet that was absent in its predecessor.

Functional Excellence: Beyond Aesthetics

Striving to uphold functional superiority, AAMA 907 unfurls a robust set of requisites that underline the corrosion resistance domain, distinct from aesthetic considerations. Given the diverse array of corrosive environments windows, doors, and skylights navigate, the specification consciously abstains from prescribing a specific service life. Moreover, recognizing the integral role of fasteners in fenestration hardware, the specification comprehensively encompasses these components as well.

A Nexus of Industry Integration: Implications for Hardware Standards

Dan Raap, Chair of the developing group and a representative from AmesburyTruth, expounds, “This specification serves as a keystone, deeply ingrained in a multitude of 900 series hardware standards.” The far-reaching impact of this enhancement is particularly profound, as various hardware components, such as sliding patio door rollers, undergo zinc plating with chromates – a testament to the wide applicability and pertinence of AAMA 907-23.

Accessing Excellence: Procurement and Beyond

Embarking on the journey to setting elevated industry benchmarks is conveniently facilitated through the FGIA online store. AAMA 907-23, along with an array of other invaluable documents, can be procured at a discounted rate of $20 for FGIA members and $60 for non-members. The North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS), which seamlessly dovetails with AAMA 907, is also available for acquisition.

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Source: with additional information added by Apazone

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