The Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) has announced that the public comment period for its side-hinged exterior door system (SHEDS) standard is now open.

The standard outlines a defined procedure for structurally rating a side-hinged exterior door system and substituting components in that rated system. It utilizes the ASTM E330 test method and also provides a test method for comparing door slab stiffness, according to information from AMD.

The proposed standard, AMD 100, “Structural Performance Ratings of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Systems and Procedures for Component Substitution,” previously was balloted to the “SHEDS Consensus Body” in May 2010 and underwent a public comment period, and the latest draft of the standard reflects changes made as a result of comments made during that time, according to AMD.

The public comment period runs through August 8. Comments can be submitted to Jessica Ferris at AMD by phone at 800/786-7274 or by email to 


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