FGIA Enhances PVC Exterior Profile Standards for Windows, Doors, and Skylights
FGIA, the leading authority in fenestration and glazing, has recently unveiled significant updates to its specification for PVC exterior profiles utilized in windows, doors, and skylights. This essential document, known as AAMA 303-23 – the Voluntary Specification for Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles – can now be conveniently obtained through the FGIA online store. The last revision of this document dates back to 2019 and encompasses ten comprehensive sections, three illustrative figures, and two informative tables.
Setting the Standard for PVC Exterior Profiles
Jeff Franson, Chair of the FGIA Vinyl Profile Performance Standard Maintenance Task Group and a representative of Quanex Building Products, emphasized, “The rigid PVC exterior profiles minimum requirements established in this standard pertain to dimensional stability, impact resistance, weatherability, heat resistance, weight tolerance, heat build-up, and lead compound content.”
These rigorous standards encompass a wide range of PVC profiles, including those with decorative finishes such as paint, laminates, and co-extruded capping compounds.
Highlighting the Latest Revisions
The recent updates to AAMA 303-23 introduce additional insights under “Co-Extruded Profile Requirements” (Section 8.0). Furthermore, these revisions support the relocation of specifications for ‘Laminated Profile Requirements’ (Section 5.0) to AAMA 664 and ‘Organically Coated Profile Requirements’ (Section 6.0) to AAMA 663, streamlining the standards and ensuring clarity.
Accessible and Affordable
AAMA 303-23 and various other invaluable documents from FGIA are available for purchase through the online store. Members can take advantage of a special discounted rate of $20, while non-members can acquire it for $60. Additionally, the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS), which references AAMA 303, is also accessible for purchase.
Stay Informed with FGIA
To delve deeper into FGIA’s extensive activities and learn more about industry-leading standards, please visit FGIAonline.org. Stay ahead in the world of fenestration and glazing with FGIA.
Source: FGIAonline.org with additional information added by Apazone