Codes and standards
AAMA updates storm door standards
January 2, 2012 By American Architectural Manufacturers Association
Jan. 2, 2012 – The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has revised two specifications related to secondary storm products: AAMA 1002-11, "Voluntary Specification for Secondary Storm Products for Windows and Sliding Glass Doors," and AAMA 1102-11, "Voluntary Specification for Side-Hinged Secondary Storm Doors."
In previous versions of AAMA 1002, Secondary Storm Products (SSP) were
referred to as combination storm windows and sliding glass doors or
insulating storm products for windows and sliding glass doors. These products are now included in the scope of AAMA/WDMA/CSA
101/I.S.2/A440-11. SSP covered in this voluntary specification are
clarified to be units used in tandem with prime windows and prime
sliding glass doors to improve the interior environment. Only those
requirements unique to SSP are detailed in this voluntary
“Multiple updates were made from the 1993 version to reference
AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440. In addition, two new sections were added
related to General Performance Requirements (Section 4.0) and Hardware
(Section 5.3),” according to Steve Fronek, co-chair
of the Secondary Storm Product task group.
Side-hinged secondary storm doors covered in AAMA 1102 are units to be
used on the exterior of and in tandem with prime doors to improve the
building’s interior environment.
“Noteworthy changes from AAMA 1102.7-89 to AAMA 1102-11 include the
addition of two new sections. The first, Section 4.0, covering
materials, and the second, Section 188.8.131.52, addressing louver hardware in
jalousie side-hinged secondary storm doors. In addition, references to
AAMA/CSA/WDMA 101/I.S.2/A440 were made throughout,” according to Steve
Strawn, co-chair of the Secondary Storm Product task group.
The Voluntary Specification for Secondary Storm Products for Windows
and Sliding Glass Doors" is available to AAMA members at a cost of $10
for download, $20 for a paper copy and $25 for a CD. Non-members may
purchase the document at a cost of $30 to download, $60 for a paper copy
and $66 to receive a CD. To order AAMA 1002-11, visit the AAMA online publication store.
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