Fenestration Testing: Meeting the Current Standards
Element is dedicated to fast response when you need your materials certified to the most current standards. We offer quick turnaround and have centers of excellence located in cities that require the most stringent testing. These laboratories provide a comprehensive range of fenestration testing services to ensure compliance around the world, including the latest ENERGY STAR® 7.0 for the U.S., which came into effect in October 2022 and must be met by October 2023.
Meeting ISO 17025 standards
We are affiliated with leading industry associations such as CSA, NFRC, FIGA, IGCC and WDMA and our highly skilled engineers use state-of-the-art technology to deliver fast and accurate results every time. All our tests are conducted according to stringent quality assurance protocols established by ISO 17025 standards – guaranteeing reliable data every time. For our U.S. customers, ensuring compliance with ENERGY STAR® 7.0 is a complex process which requires specialist expertise and advanced technology – our experienced engineers have that expertise.
Fenestration Product Performance
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.
Evaluating field performance is an important quality control measure for fenestration products 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 in-house and field services for windows and doors including:
- Thermal testing
- Structural testing
- Infrared thermography surveys
- Forensic analysis and inspection
- Air leakage and water penetration
- Acoustic testing
- Hurricane impact cycling
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.
Element is proud to provide an array of fenestration testing services catered to the window and door sector, including acoustic, thermal, air, water and structural testing.
Experts at Element's door and window testing laboratories are highly trained and focused on providing timely, practical solutions to meet the needs of the fenestration industry. Contact our experts to discuss these and other fenestration testing services that may suit your needs.
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
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
North American Fenestration Standards
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
- 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
NFRC Fenestration Simulation and Validation
Our Experts discuss our thermal validation and simulation tests for energy performance ratings of windows, doors and skylights to meet the NFRC requirements.
Fire and Flammability
Find out how Element conducts a range of flammability, fire testing and fire-resistance testing to ISO, NEBS, SAE, FAA and Roll-Royce standards.
Find out more about Element's comprehensive ranges of materials testing services available in the TIC sector, covering materials selection, application and performance testing as well as failure analysis testing services.
Architectural Acoustic Testing
Element operates an advanced acoustic testing laboratory and our experienced staff provides accurate and reliable noise emission and sound emission data to our customers.