FGIA Releases Updated Specification for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles Used in Windows, Doors and Skylights
Posted on September 8th, 2023
Schaumburg, Illinois – The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a specification establishing the minimum requirements for PVC exterior profiles that are used in windows, doors and skylights. AAMA 303-23, Voluntary Specification for Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase in the FGIA online store. This document was last updated in 2019. It 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 (Quanex Building Products), Chair of the FGIA 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 available from FGIA, may be purchased from the online store at the discounted member rate of $20 or the non-member price of $60. The North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS), which references AAMA 303, is also available for purchase.
For more information about FGIA and its activities, visit FGIAonline.org.
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