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WELCOME MANUFACTURERS & MEMBERS


The American Architectural Manufacturer Association (AAMA) is made up of people like you, people who are concerned about the direction of their company and the industry. As a material-neutral organization, AAMA brings together window, door, skylight, curtain wall and storefront manufacturers, suppliers and test labs to represent our individual and shared concerns. Our membership is comprised of large and small companies that are both residentially and commercially focused.

What can AAMA offer you?
  • AAMA proactively and effectively drives code development and is influential with regard to construction and specification issues.
  • The AAMA Certification Label shows your products meet rigorous performance standards.
  • AAMA standards are developed to solve critical issues in the industry. 
  • AAMA is also active and influential in the Western and Southeastern regions of the U.S.
  • AAMA's Councils focus specifically on your product or material

To learn how you can benefit from AAMA membership, visit the Join Us page.



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May 3, 2016

AAMA Summer Conference Speakers to Cover Cybersecurity, Sustainability, Market Forecasts

Early bird registration for the upcoming AAMA 2016 National Summer Conference will close on Wednesday, May 18, but those interested may still plan to participate. The conference will be held June 12-15 at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. Speakers covering a wide range of topics, including cybersecurity, sustainability, market forecasts, product innovation, codes and more, have been scheduled for the week.

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May 2, 2016

AAMA Releases Updated Document for Friction Based Sash Balances

AAMA recently released an updated document establishing the requirements for materials, testing and performance for friction based balance assemblies used in hung-type windows. This update ensures the document conforms to the most recent version of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS)/Specification for Windows, Doors, and Skylights. The document, Voluntary Specification for Friction Based Sash Balances, was last updated in 2009.

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May 3, 2016

Door Council to Address Testing and Certification for Multi-Panel Doors

In other issues visited by the Door Council, the Multi-Panel Door Testing for Certification Task Group is tasked to review testing and certification of multi-panel door systems not currently covered under NAFS (e.g., bi-fold, multi-slide, lift-and-slide, etc.).The group will start its review with multi-panel sliding door systems, then proceed to multi-panel folding and lift-and-slide doors.

May 2, 2016

Water Testing Featured in Door Standards Facelift

Three AAMA standards cover the function of a fully assembled door. While not hardware standards per se, they are intended to establish the hardware's durability through loads and cycle testing. As is continually the case, efforts proceed to update the standards to reflect advances and revisions to codes, test methods and underlying technology. All three are in various stages of review, although AAMA 930 is the focus of the most activity.

May 2, 2016

AAMA Releases Updated Document for Friction Based Sash Balances

AAMA recently released an updated document establishing the requirements for materials, testing and performance for friction based balance assemblies used in hung-type windows. This update ensures the document conforms to the most recent version of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS)/Specification for Windows, Doors, and Skylights. The document, Voluntary Specification for Friction Based Sash Balances, was last updated in 2009.


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April 29, 2016

Proposed Silica Limits Could Harm Industry

If you've been following the story, you’ll know that recently the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released some new silica exposure standards. Dust generated by silica tends to get a lot of attention in the mining and construction industries, but our own industry could be impacted by the new ruling.

April 8, 2016

Fenestration Finishes - Evolving Tests and Requirements

Performance standards for coatings and finishes applied to fenestration products are well-known and extensively used items in the AAMA document library. We offer standards for finishes applied to aluminum, fiberglass, vinyl, wood and cellulosic composite profiles and all of these areas are seeing considerable activity right now.

March 24, 2016

Why Your Customers Need to Know About Window Safety

Spring is here! Now that a milder-than-usual winter has passed, temperatures are beginning to rise again. Soon it will be time to enjoy our homes with our windows open, letting some fresh air in for the first time in a few months. However, it's important to do so safely in order to prevent window falls this spring, and year round.

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