Performance Standards

Third Party Affiliations & Certifications

ISO

ISOAlside (AMI) window manufacturing operations in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, is now certified to the rigorous ISO 9001:2015 Standards for Quality Management Systems. Achieving this prestigious quality distinction provides significant benefits to our customers as well as advantages for the Alside window brand.

AAMA

AAMA - The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is internationally recognized for the development of stringent performance standards. Every window and door that boasts AAMA certification undergoes extensive independent testing for resistance to water leakage, air pressure, and impact.

ASTM

ASTM - The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems and services. ASTM standards serve as a basis for manufacturing, procurement and regulatory activities.

NFRC

NFRC - The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) establishes test criteria that set the standard for performance ratings for manufacturers of window and door products. The primary goal of the NFRC is to provide accurate information on the energy performance of these products.

IGCC

IGCC - The Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) is a non-profit organization jointly established in 1977 by manufacturers, consumers, specifiers, and others concerned with the quality and performance of insulating glass units. IGCC sponsors and directs an independent, true third-party certification program. Periodic accelerated laboratory tests, per American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications, and unannounced plant quality audits and inspections assure the quality and performance of sealed insulating glass products.

ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR® - The ENERGY STAR program is a joint venture between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) designed to encourage homeowners to purchase energy-efficient products. Using less energy in our homes reduces the amount of CO2 emissions released into the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas.

VSI

VSI - Alside is a member of VSI. The Vinyl Siding Institute, Inc. (VSI) is the trade association for manufacturers of vinyl and other polymeric siding and suppliers to the industry.

 

 

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