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Enhanced Quality and Value
Show your customers that your windows and doors meet stringent performance standards with the AAMA Certification Label which tells them that:
- A sample of the unit passed required performance tests for resistance to air leakage, water penetration and wind pressure
- Performance tests were conducted at an independent AAMA-accredited lab
- Individual components used in the window and door have passed their own separate performance tests in order to be eligible for use in an AAMA-certifiedwindow or door
- The manufacturer has certified that production line units are built to the same specifications as the sample unit that was tested
- Manufacturing plant production lines, component inventory and quality control records are checked annually through two surprise inspections by an independent third-party Validator
Offer your customers what your competitors don’t – the confidence of AAMA Certification. The stringent AAMA Certification Program procedures assure your customers that the products selected, when installed properly, match the quality of the sample product tested.
The AAMA Certification Program is the only program in the window and door industry that requires that components used in the finished window and door assembly pass their own set of performance tests. The program also requires the use of AAMA-accredited labs so that tests are performed by qualified, experienced professionals using properly calibrated equipment. And two surprise manufacturing plant inspections every year offer that added quality assurance that translates to peace of mind.
But don't stop at offering quality products. Proper installation can go a long way in achieving total customer satisfaction. The AAMA InstallationMasters Program is a two-day intensive training and certification program based on industry-accepted best practices. Provide your customers with quality products installed by trained professionals and watch your business grow through increased referrals and fewer callbacks.
Thermal Performance - AAMA Silver Label
These days, everyone is looking to save energy and take advantage of tax credits being offered by the government. The AAMA Certification Program can help.
Manufacturers may certify product thermal performance to either the AAMA 1503 test method or to the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) requirements (NRFC-100) without the prerequisite of Gold Label certification for basic structural, air and water performance requirements. Products tested for thermal performance only are authorized to bear the AAMA Silver Certification Label.
In cases where the product has been authorized for certification for basic structural, air and water performance as well as thermal performance, an AAMA Gold Label with an additional tab indicating thermal certification is used.
Want More Information?
Contact ProductCertification@aamanet.org for more information on becoming a participant.
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Get your sales reps talking about AAMA Certification
Complete the Contact Us form at the bottom of the page to request a free copy of the AAMA Certification Program tool kit. This interactive DVD provides an overview of product performance requirements, insights to the value of certification to your customers, and an opportunity to order promotional items to help leverage your certification investment. It’s a great tool for internal training or to use in sales presentations to customers.
This complimentary DVD is only available to AAMA certification licensees and their distributors. If you’re not currently part of the AAMA Gold Label Certification Program, click here to learn more.