Element is proud to support the fenestration industry with the unique ability to provide an array of fenestration testing services catered to the window and door sector, including acoustic, thermal, air, water and structural testing. 

Engaged experts at Element laboratories across North America are highly trained and focused on providing timely, practical solutions to meet the needs of the fenestration industry.  

As your testing partner, we are accredited to ISO 17025 and affiliated with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Insulated Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA), Insulated Glass Certification Council (IGCC), and Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA).

Laboratory Testing

Carrying out fenestration testing in the design phase of a project provides an understanding of how your product will perform in the field. Through laboratory testing, we can evaluate the essential properties of your fenestration product including air leakage and water penetration resistance, impact, wind load and sound resistance, durability, thermal properties, and mechanical performance. 

Some of our most valued services for laboratory testing include:

  • Acoustic testing
  • Safety glass testing
  • Thermal modeling and validation test
  • Air, Water, Structural Testing

Element’s commitment to accuracy, competitive turnaround time and quick report generation enable you to have information in-hand to make decisions and bring a safe and compliant product to market quickly.

Field Performance Evaluation

Evaluating field performance is an important quality control measure in the construction phase of a building. This step assures that variations in the manufacturing process, site conditions and installation meet the prescribed performance requirements. 

At Element, we offer a complete range of field services that include:

  • Infrared thermography surveys
  • Forensic analysis and inspection
  • Air leakage and water penetration 

Through advanced mobile equipment, Element can evaluate the performance properties of the building envelope including fenestration systems when subjected to design conditions, ensuring the optimal performance of the building.

Failure Analysis

Element performs fenestration testing to assist in determining the root cause of building envelope failures through on-site and laboratory testing, inspection and analysis. Our experts can advise on remedial actions and support you in any potential litigation that may arise. 

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Standards We Support

American Architectural Manufacturers Association

AAMA 501, AAMA 501.1, AAMA 501.2, AAMA 501.5, AAMA 502, AAMA 503, AAMA 508, AAMA 509, AAMA 910-93, AAMA 920, AAMA 925, AAMA 1304, AAMA 1503, AAMA 1506, AAMA 1701.2, AAMA 1704, AAMA 1801, AAMA/WDMA/CSA101/1.S.2/A440

American National Standards Institute

ANSI Z97.1

American Society for Testing and Materials

ASTM C423, ASTM D1003, ASTM E90, ASTM E283, ASTM E331, ASTM E547, ASTM E330, ASTM E413, ASTM E424, ASTM E547, ASTM E783, ASTM E987, ASTM E 997, ASTM E1084, ASTM E1105, ASTM E1363, ASTM E1425, ASTM E1886, ASTM E1996, ASTM E2068, ASTM E2190 / E2189, ASTM F588, ASTM F842, ASTM F1233, ASTM G154/G155

Canadian Standards Institute

CAN/CGSB 12.8, CAN/CSA A440, CAN/CSA A440.2

International Standards Institute

ISO 10140-2

North American Fenestration Standards

NAFS 101/I.S.2/A440

National Fenestration Rating Council

NFRC 100, NFRC 101, NFRC 102, NFRC 200, NFRC 400, NFRC 500

Testing Application Standard

TAS 201, TAS 202, TAS 203

 
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Related Services Offered

  • Air Filtration and Water Infiltration Testing
  • Structural Window and Door Testing
  • ASTM Cycle & Impact Testing
  • Acoustic Testing (ASTM E90 & ISO 10140-2)
  • Safety Glazing Certification Council (SGCC) Testing
  • Automotive Glass Testing
  • Thermal Modeling and Performance
  • Insulated Glass Testing
  • Safety Glass Testing
  • Building Envelope Testing
  • Field Services
  • Weathering and Solar
  • Infrared Thermography
  • Forensic Analysis and Investigation
  • Railings
 
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