Window & Door Testing

As an accredited testing laboratory by the American Architectural Manufacturer's Association (AAMA),  FET is your  major source for certification testing on all types of Windows and Doors.  Test procedures are performed to meet the most current American and Canadian testing standards in the industry.

The list below is a sample of our window and door testing services.   If you require a Test that is not listed below please contact us at 412-751-4001.

AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440
NAFS Specification for Windows, Doors and Skylights
Standard/Specification covers requirements for single and dual windows, single and dual side-hinged doorsystems, sliding doors, tubular day lighting devices (TDDs), and unit skylights for new construction and replacement applications.
ASTM E283
Air Infiltration Test
Standard Test Method for Determining Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under Specified Pressure Differences Across the Specimen
ASTM E330
Structural Test
Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
ASTM E331
Water Penetration Test
Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
ASTM E547
Cyclic Water Penetration Test
Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference
ASTM E987
Deglazing Test
Standard Test Methods for Deglazing Force of Fenestration Products
ASTM E1886 / E1996
Impact Test
 E1886-test method used for the performance of exterior window, curtain walls, doors and impact protective systems impacted by missiles and exposed to cyclic pressure differentials.E1996-test method used for the performance of exterior windows, curtain walls, doors, and impact protective systems impacted by wind-borne debris in hurricanes.
ASTM F588
Forced Entry Resistance Test for Windows
Standard Test Methods for Measuring the Forced Entry Resistance of Window Assemblies, Excluding Glazing Impact
ASTM F842
Forced Entry Resistance Test for Sliding Doors
Standard Test Methods for Measuring the Forced Entry Resistance of Sliding Door Assemblies, Excluding Glazing Impact
AAMA 508
Test Method and Specification for Pressure Equalized Rain Screen Wall Cladding Systems
 Specification for pressure equalized rain screen wall cladding systems
AAMA 509
Test and Classification Method for Drained and Back Ventilated Rain Screen Wall Cladding Systems
 Test and Classification method for drained and back ventilated rain screen wall cladding systems
TAS 201
Impact Test
Protocol covers procedures for conducting the impact test of materials as required the Florida Building Code
SSTD 12 Impact Resistance Test   SBCCI test method for determining impact resistance from windborne debris
TAS 202
Air, Water and Structural Testing
Procedure for conducting a uniform static air pressure test for materials and products such as wall cladding, glass block, exterior doors, garage doors, skylights, exterior windows, storm shutters, and any other external component which help maintain the integrity of the building envelope
TAS 203
Cyclic Structural Test
Procedure for conducting the cyclic wind pressure loading test required by the Florida Building Code, Building and TAS 201.
ASTM E2068 Standard test method for determination of operating force of sliding widows & doors
ASTM E1105, Field Water Resistance Test Standard test method for field determination of water penetration of installed exterior windows, skylights, doors, and curtain walls, by uniform or cyclic static air pressure difference
ASTM E783, Field Air Test Standard test method for determination of air leakage of installed exterior windows & doors
AAMA 450, Performance rating method for mulled fenestration assemblies  Standard for qualifying the performance characteristics of mulled fenestration assemblies
AAMA 902, Specification for sash balances  Testing and performance for sash balances used in hung-type windows
AAMA 910, Life cycle specification Test method for architectural grade windows
AAMA 920, Operating cycle perfomance of side-hinged exterior door systems  Standard test method for side-hinged exterior door systems and their hardware under operating conditions
AAMA 925, Vertical loading resistance of side-hinged door leaves  Standard test method o a side-hinged door to resist a vertical load in a typical door frame application
ANSI/ DASMA 108, Structural performance under uniform static pressure for sectional garage doors  Standard method for evaluating the structural performance of sectional garage doors
ANSI Z97.1, Standard for Safety Glazing Material Test method to evaluate the safety performance of safety glazed materials