AAMA Updates Thermal Barrier Analysis

AAMA Updates Thermal Barrier Analysis

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated technical information on composite thermal barrier systems. “Structural Performance of Thermal Barrier Framing Systems” (AAMA TIR-A8-16) is the first update since 2008. Rich Rinka, the AAMA’s Technical Manager for Standards and Industry Affairs and one of the … Read more…

Alpen Introduces Window Package Rated at R10 Insulation

Alpen Introduces Window Package Rated at R10 Insulation

Alpen High Performance Products has introduced a fixed window package providing an R10 insulation value, the company says. The rating on the ZR10 double-film fixed window design was attested to by National Certified Testing Laboratories and the National Fenestration Rating Council. The windows are eligible … Read more…

AAMA Offers Fenestration Course

AAMA Offers Fenestration Course

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has introduced “Fundamentals of Fenestration.” The course is designed to train participants in basic terminology and standards for windows, doors and skylights. The organization said that it will cover residential and light commercial products and commercial and architectural applications. … Read more…

Oft Forgotten Fenestration Should be an Energy Efficiency Priority

Oft Forgotten Fenestration Should be an Energy Efficiency Priority

How soundly fenestration – the windows, doors and other elements that are inserted into buildings – is handled goes a long way toward determining energy efficiency and costs. This week, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) updated its method of determining thermal performance of fenestration … Read more…

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