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The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is made up 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.

What can AAMA offer you?
  • The searchable Certified Products Directory locates manufacturers that are a part of AAMA's prestigious Certification Program.
  • The AAMA Certification Label provides confidence that the products you choose, when installed properly, match the quality of the sample product tested.
  • Free brochure downloads cover topics such as product care and maintenance, product certification, green building, commercial buildings and window safety.
We encourage you to take advantage of the resources available on our site and learn more about the products in your home.

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June 23, 2014

AAMA Releases Standard Lab Test Method for Forces of Operable Windows and Doors for Accessibility

AAMA has published AAMA 513-14, a document that sets a standard laboratory test method for windows and doors to ensure they are ADA-compliant. The document, titled Standard Laboratory Test Method for Determination of Forces and Motions Required to Activate Operable Parts of Operable Windows and Doors in Accessible Spaces, provides a consistent, repeatable method of laboratory testing the operating forces of operable windows and doors.

June 19, 2014

NAFS User Guide Provides Steps for Proper Application of the North American Fenestration Standard

AAMA, CSA Group and Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) released today a User Guide to the 2011 AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, NAFS - North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights (NAFS). The result of a multi-year effort by the three associations, the NAFS User Guide has received final approval and is now available publicly.


July 24, 2014

HUD Begins Process of Adopting 2012 AAMA Standards for Fenestration in Manufactured Housing

AAMA's current standards pertaining to fenestration in manufactured housing have been recommended for adoption by the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

July 1, 2014

AAMA Online Series Kicks Off In One Week, Offers Tips to Pros and Novices

There's still time to register for the upcoming, free AAMA Online webinar series, which will cover a variety of topics including utilizing LinkedIn and Twitter, navigating the Members Only section of the AAMA website, using video and photography to tell a story and more.

July 1, 2014

AAMA Fall Conference: Sponsorships and Exhibit Space Still Available, Registration Opening July 24

Registration will begin July 24 for the upcoming AAMA 2014 Fall Conference, which will be held September 14-17 in Westminster (Denver), CO. Those attending can look forward to networking options where relationships can be built, sponsorship opportunities to bring in more customers and a special spouse event to help a local school.


July 18, 2014

Meet Tamara Davis, AAMA's Technical Services Assistant

I am glad for this opportunity to personally introduce myself. My name is Tamara Davis, your Southern Belle/guest blogger. I have been AAMA's Technical Services Assistant for two years. My primary functions deal with the ins and outs of both the technical and certification departments. Technically speaking, I administer all ballots and publish all technical documents. As for certification, I maintain the records of AAMA program licensees and invoicing for these programs.

July 14, 2014

AAMA Keeps Close Tabs on the Industry

During Janice's maternity leave, there have been several guest bloggers. I wish that I could say that this will be the best or most exciting, but one thing that I can say for certain is that Janice will be back writing this next month, cute baby and all. In last month’s “Member Edge” post, Maureen wrote all about the legislative and regulatory activities that AAMA follows for our members and how there is a regular LinkedIn presence for these issues.

July 3, 2014

Best Practices for Small Businesses

AAMA represents companies both large and small. However, we understand that small businesses face different challenges. Small businesses might struggle at times to get their name and brand out there in the same way larger ones do, or they may not have the financial resources to devote toward marketing themselves online. Luckily, social media can be an inexpensive, and often free, marketing platform, and an absolutely essential one.

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