The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has announced the release of a new set of voluntary specifications and test methods for sealants, an updated version of its last guideline published in 2010. The documents have been divided into several categories, but all of them relate to sealants used in fenestration products. The chairperson of the AAMA 800 Maintenance Committee says that the updated documents offer an improvement on the previous version in that they are now not only updated, but arranged according to type of material, making them easier to use and simpler to update.
The new voluntary standards are divided into sections dealing with Back Bedding/Glazing Compounds, Back Bedding Mastic Type Glazing Tapes, Narrow Joint Seam Sealers, Exterior Perimeter Sealing Compounds, Non-Drying Sealants, and Expanded Cellular Glazing Tapes. All AAMA documents are available for purchase at the AAMA’s online store.