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AAMA updates specification covering door hardware.

Press Release Summary:

Aug 31, 2007 - The AAMA has released AAMA 906-07, Voluntary Specification for Sliding Glass Door Roller Assemblies. According to John Lewis, AAMA Technical Director, changes to the 6-page document include the addition of Section 8.2, covering test specimens, which provides clarification as to grouping of similar roller assemblies for the purposes of testing. Also, each modification resulting from use of different materials, material size, or assembly method shall be tested.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association - Schaumburg, IL

Original Press Release

AAMA Updates Document Addressing Door Hardware

Press release date: Jul 05, 2007

SCHAUMBURG, IL - AAMA 906-07, a technical specification covering door hardware, has been released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). According to John Lewis, AAMA Technical Director, the revamped 6-page document, first published in 1996 and titled Voluntary Specification for Sliding Glass Door Roller Assemblies, includes several updates.

"In addition to various editorial changes, the most significant change was the addition of Section 8.2 covering test specimens. This new section provides clarification as to grouping of similar roller assemblies for the purposes of testing," according to Lewis. Per the new section, "Each different design, style, series or series modification resulting from use of different materials, material widths, thickness, roller diameter or assembly method, etc., shall be tested. Identical products with shims added are excluded from duplicate testing."

The Voluntary Specification for Sliding Glass Door Roller Assemblies is available through download, CD or paper copy at a cost of $6.00 for non-members and $3.00 for members.

For copies of AAMA 906-07, 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

Janice Charletta, Director of Marketing & Membership, AAMA (847) 303-5859 Ext. 230 E-mail: jcharletta@aamanet.org