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Building Envelope Window and Door/Fenestration Product Testing

Validate the performance and compliance of fenestration products prior to final installation onsite using lab-based testing and modeling.

Tests being conducted at Northbrook Fenestration Laboratory

We understand the challenges associated with designing fenestration products that resist the impacts of extreme weather and temperatures. We help you ensure your window and door products meet regulatory and product standard codes, and we help you get your fenestration products to market quickly and efficiently.

Fenestration testing utilized lab-based testing throughout the manufacturing process to help you evaluate the performance and compliance of your fenestration products and meet the required industry standards.  

UL Solutions' dedicated laboratories cater to an array of window and door configurations. We provide testing solutions in accordance with required, industry-recognized standards, including weather tightness, air tightness, thermal properties, structural and mechanical structural performance, security, impact, operation, strength and durability.

Performance and safety testing services

Demonstrate compliance to applicable standards,  regulations and industry benchmarks with UL Solutions performance and security testing services, including:

  • UL Mark Certification
  • Secured by Design
  • UK Building Regulation Approved Document Q
  • American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA now FGIA)
  • Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA)
  • Keystone
  • National Accreditation & Management Institute, Inc. (NAMI)
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
  • Miami-Dade
  • Florida Validation Services
  • Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
  • National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC)
  • UL Solutions Windstorm Certification Program

Experience the UL Solutions advantage

UL Solutions' Building Envelope Teams leverage over 30 years of experience with highly qualified team members, who regularly lend their expertise to industry groups, technical panels and working groups such as FGIA, CSA, CWCT, RMA, ASTM, CAB, Building Envelope Councils and Secure by Design.

We are a trusted testing partner for some of the largest system manufacturers, including Schueco, Kohltech, Novatech and PH Tech.

As a thought leader in the industry, we’ve maintained longstanding relationships with the design and construction community, regulatory authorities and industry technical leaders.

Laboratory testing – fenestration windows and doors (Europe):
  • Weather Tightness Testing (BS 6375-1)
  • Security Testing (PAS 24) (watch the video)
  • Window and Door Product Standards
    • EN 14351
Laboratory testing – fenestration windows and doors (North America):

Window and Door Product Standards

  • ANSI/DASMA 108
  • AAMA/NWWDA 101/I.S.2-97
  • AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440 (NAFS)
  • AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440S1
  • AAMA 450
  • AAMA 501
  • AAMA 910
  • AAMA 1605.1
  • AAMA 1606
  • AAMA 2502
  • ASTM E283
  • ASTM E330
  • ASTM E331
  • ASTM E547
  • ASTM E987
  • ASTM E2068
  • ICC AC17
  • NFRC 400
Laboratory hardware testing:
  • AAMA 901
  • AAMA 902
  • AAMA 904
  • ASTM E405
  • WDMA T.M.7
  • ANSI/BHMA A156.10
  • Operation and Strength Testing (BS 6375-2)
Laboratory testing – hurricane, impact and cycling:
  • Hurricane – TAS 201
  • Hurricane – TAS 202
  • Hurricane – TAS 203
  • Hurricane – AAMA 506
  • Hurricane – ASTM E1186
  • Hurricane – ASTM E1996
  • Hurricane – ASTM E1886
Laboratory testing – manufactured housing:
  • AAMA 1701.1
  • AAMA 1701.2
  • AAMA 1702.2
Laboratory testing – security:
  • ASTM F476
  • ASTM F842
  • ASTM F588
  • AAMA 1304
  • CAN2-12.1-M
  • ANSI Z97.1
Laboratory testing – thermal:
  • AAMA 1503
  • AAMA 1506
  • ASTM C1199
  • ASTM E1423
  • ASTM E576
  • ASTM D4803
  • ANSI/DASMA 105
  • CAN/CSA A440.2
  • NFRC 100
  • NFRC 101
  • NFRC 102
  • NFRC 200
  • NFRC 500
Door and frame physical endurance testing:
  • ANSI/SDI A250.4-201
  • AAMA 920
  • AAMA925

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