AAMA Issues Simplified Reference Guide for Rigid PVC Profile Certification

A Quick Reference Guide to Rigid Vinyl Profile Certification has been published by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) to explain the scope and benefits involved for vinyl extruders to have their profiles AAMA certified. The four-page brochure provides an overview of the process and describes the steps involved in producing certified vinyl profiles for an industry that manufactures more than 70 million windows each year for the residential building market, according to Rich Walker, executive vice president for the association.

All AAMA-certified vinyl windows, one segment of the AAMA Certification Program (the whole of which boasts almost a 60 percent residential window market share), must be manufactured using AAMA-certified vinyl profiles thereby enhancing the process that ensures consistent quality, explained Walker.

"In today's global market, the peace of mind provided to manufacturers through this supplier-level certification program cannot be understated. Knowing that they are getting components of a stated quality on a consistent basis is key," he said.

The reference guide covers licensee fees and timetables, takes readers through the various stages of pre-certification and provides an overview of the actual sampling and testing processes. A copy of the guide (product code: VPCG-06) can be downloaded by visiting the AAMA Online Publications Store at www.aamanet.org.

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