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AAMA releases updated standard for residential retrofit window installation


March 20, 2013
By Patrick Flannery


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Mar. 20, 2013 – The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently released an updated standard for the installation of residential replacement windows without the removal of existing frames. AAMA 2410-13, Standard Practice for Installation of Windows with an Exterior Flush Fin Over an Existing Window Frame practice covers the installation of retrofit windows in detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses not more than three stories above-grade in height.

Mar. 20, 2013 – The American Architectural
Manufacturers Association
recently released an updated standard for the
installation of residential replacement windows without the removal of existing
frames. AAMA 2410-13, Standard Practice for Installation of Windows with an
Exterior Flush Fin Over an Existing Window Frame
practice covers the
installation of retrofit windows in detached one- and two-family dwellings and
townhouses not more than three stories above-grade in height.

“Updated from the 2003 document, AAMA 2410-13 includes the updated definition
of residential dwellings as defined in AAMA 2400-10 and the current building
codes,” says Kim Flanary (Milgard), chair of the Residential Window
Installation (AAMA 2410) Task Group. “The task group also added details for
proper shimming and sealing of the replacement window to the existing window
frame to improve the overall performance on the installation.”

AAMA 2410 assumes that the seal between the pre-existing window and adjacent
wall or water-resistive barrier is adequate and that the wall surrounding the
pre-existing window is structurally sound. “The installation practices in AAMA
2410 save time and minimizes the potential for disturbing the original WRB.”

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AAMA 2410 references important industry documents which include:

* AAMA 800-10, Voluntary Specifications and Test Methods for Sealants
* AAMA IM-TM-08,
InstallationMasters Training Manual
* AAMA TIR A9-91,
Metal Curtain Wall Fasteners
* ASTM B456-11e1,
Standard Specification for Electroplated Coatings of
Copper Plus Nickel Plus Chromium and Nickel Plus Chromium
* ASTM B633-11,
Standard Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings of
Zinc on Iron and Steel
* ASTM B766-86(2008),
Standard Specification for Electrodeposited
Coating of Cadmium
* ASTM E2112-07,
Standard Practice for Installation of Exterior Windows,
Doors and Skylights

Related Link
pubstore.aamanet.org