Building Testing

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Factor uses only the highest quality testing equipment available to complete testing in accordance with written industry standards and testing protocols from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). These leading associations represent both the residential and commercial sectors and is the authority for performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the fenestration industry.

AAMA 501.1: Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Windows, Curtain Walls and Doors Using Dynamic Pressure.

AAMA 501.2: Quality Assurance and Diagnostic Water Leakage Field Check of Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls and Sloped Glazing Systems is designed to aid in the water-tight testing of large glass areas meant to be permanently closed, such as store fronts, curtain walls, and sloped glazing systems.

AAMA 501.3: Field Check of Water Penetration Through Installed Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors by Uniform Air Pressure Difference

AAMA 502: Field Testing of Newly Installed Fenestration Products to ensure air and moisture penetration is minimized in new window installations.

AAMA 503: Field Testing of Newly Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls and Sloped Glazing Systems to ensure air and moisture penetration is minimized in newly installed fenestration systems.

AAMA 511: Forensic Water Penetration Testing of Fenestration Products to assist industry professionals in selecting appropriate standards for the application of field investigations of fenestration products.

ASTM C1601-14: : Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Water Penetration of Masonry Wall Surfaces

ASTM E783-02: : Standard Test Method for Field Measurement of Air Leakage Through Installed Exterior Windows and Doors

ASTM E1105-15: : 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 E1186-17: : Standard Practices for Air Leakage Site Detection in Building Envelopes and Air Barrier Systems

ASTM E2128-17: : Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls

"I have had Factor test many windows on commercial projects for air and water infiltration. He is very professional and works well with the Architects and Job Superintendents. I will for sure use him on my next project."
Brad Ramberg, Superior Glass, Inc.