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AAMA updates document addressing self adhering flashing.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 03, 2007 - First published in 2005, Voluntary Specification for Self Adhering Flashing Used for Installation of Exterior Wall Fenestration Products establishes test methods and minimum performance requirements for self-adhering flashing products that are used around perimeter of exterior fenestration products. It also provides method to determine minimum width of flashing products and to evaluate influence of environmental factors on installation of self-adhering flashing products.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association - Schaumburg, IL

Original Press Release

AAMA Updates Document Addressing Self Adhering Flashing

Press release date: Sep 19, 2007

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - AAMA 711-07, a voluntary specification covering self adhering flashing, has been released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). According to John Lewis, AAMA technical director, the revamped 22-page document, first published in 2005 and titled Voluntary Specification for Self Adhering Flashing Used for Installation of Exterior Wall Fenestration Products, includes several updates.

This specification establishes the test methods and minimum performance requirements for self adhering flashing products that are used around the perimeter of exterior fenestration products. It also provides a method to determine the minimum width of the flashing products and to evaluate the influence of the environmental factors on the installation of self adhering flashing products applied under typical field conditions, per Lewis.

"In addition to various editorial changes, the most significant change was the addition of Sections 1.6, 4.7 and 4.8 covering the importance of proper installation and establishing that the manufacturer's instructions should be followed first and foremost," according to Lewis. Section A3.5 was created to relay caution due to wet or dirty surfaces and recommends contacting the manufacturer for further direction where this is unavoidable. Table A1, which may be completed by the flashing manufacturer, also was added to establish the temperature for adequate adhesion of self-adhering flashing to various substrates.

The Voluntary Specification for Self Adhering Flashing Used for Installation of Exterior Wall Fenestration Products is available through download, CD or paper copy at a cost of $16.00 for non-members and $8.00 for members.

For copies of AAMA 711-07, visit the AAMA Online Publication Store; call 847-303-5664; or write the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, 1827 Walden Office Square, Suite 550, Schaumburg, IL 60173.

AAMA is the source of performance standards, product certification, and educational programs for the fenestration industry.SM

Angela Dickson, Senior Coordinator of Communications, AAMA E-mail: adickson@aamanet.org 847-303-5859 Ext. 224