The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is the source of performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the fenestration industry. AAMA’s membership is comprised of window, door, skylight, curtain wall and storefront manufacturers, suppliers and test labs. These large and small companies supply products for both residential and commercial buildings.
Market Study Information
Every year, AAMA and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) release the Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights, which delivers timely information on fenestration industry market trends. Additionally, AAMA provides quarterly updates to the U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. Market study documents may be purchased from the AAMA Publication Store. For additional information, contact Sam Sinkhorn, AAMA Communications Coordinator.
AAMA has recently published AAMA 2410-13, Standard Practice for Installation of Windows with an Exterior Flush Fin Over an Existing Window Frame. According to Kim Flanary (Milgard), Chair of the Residential Window Installation (AAMA 2410) Task Group, AAMA 2410-13 is updated from the 2003 document and “includes the updated definition of residential dwellings as defined in AAMA 2400-10 and the current building codes.” Additionally, details for proper shimming and sealing of the replacement window to the existing window frame to improve the overall performance of the installation are also included.
Visit the AAMA News page of our site for information about AAMA’s activities.
Visit the AAMA Events page for more information on national conferences and regional meetings.
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The monthly electronic newsletter, AAMA e-News, can serve as a valuable resource for the latest in fenestration-related news. Contact Angela Dickson to request a subscription.
Who is AAMA?
Since 1936, AAMA’s goal has been to develop standard test methods and performance specifications for the fenestration industry in order to protect customers by providing them a basis for an “apples to apples” product comparison. AAMA encourages quality production of fenestration products and also offers educational programs for industry professionals.
What does AAMA certification mean?
Approximately 60 percent of all residential windows and doors now sold in the U.S. carry the AAMA certification label. In order to earn AAMA certification for their products, manufacturers must agree not only to submit products to independent testing, but also to unannounced in-plant inspections of their production lines in order to prove that the product being tested in the lab is the same as the product coming out of the factory. AAMA also leads the industry in thermal testing and certification, playing a key role in qualifying ENERGY STAR® compliant products in the marketplace.
What else does AAMA do?
AAMA is actively involved in building code development, participating in the International Code Council (ICC) process. The organization acts as an advocate for fenestration companies in these forums while working toward the safety and best interests of those who use its members’ products.
Additionally, AAMA has over 100 technical publications available to industry professionals covering subject matter in the following categories:
More information about AAMA
This site customizes content for various customer groups within the fenestration industry. Find manufacturers of AAMA-certified products, member companies, consumer literature, continuing education and other resources for industry professionals and homeowners. High quality photos used in AAMA media materials may be available upon request by contacting Sam Sinkhorn, AAMA Communications Coordinator.
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