FGIA Releases Updated Specification for PVC Exterior Profiles

September 13th, 2023 by Editor

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) recently updated a specification establishing the minimum requirements for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) exterior profiles that are used in doors, windows and skylights. “Voluntary Specification for Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles” (AAMA 303-23), an FGIA document, is now available for purchase in the FGIA online store. The document, which was last updated in 2019, consists of 10 sections, three figures and two tables.

“The rigid PVC exterior profiles minimum requirements established in this standard pertain to dimensional stability, impact resistance, weatherability, heat resistance, weight tolerance, heat build-up and lead compound content,” said Jeff Franson, from Quanex Building Products, chair of FGIA’s Vinyl Profile Performance Standard Maintenance Task Group.

These profiles include, but are not limited to, those with decorative finishes such as paint, laminates and co-extruded capping compounds.

The latest revisions of this document have included additional information for “Co-Extruded Profile Requirements” (Section 8.0), and also supported the movement of the specifications for “Laminated Profile Requirements” (Section 5.0) to AAMA 664 and “Organically Coated Profile Requirements” (Section 6.0) to AAMA 663.

AAMA 303-23, as well as other documents, may be purchased from FGIA’s online store.

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