Alside is committed to engineering and manufacturing the highest quality windows. Alside partners with objective, third-party organizations that continuously test our products and verify that we meet the highest standards of performance, quality, value and safety. Every window and door that boasts FGIA certification undergoes extensive independent testing for resistance to water penetration, air infiltration, structural loads and impact, as well as insulated glass seal durability. 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. The National Fenestration Rating Council NFRC establishes test criteria that set the standard for performance ratings for manufacturers of window and door products.
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The U. Labeling qualified products and display units is not optional. The data for each calendar year may be submitted to DOE or its contractor, in electronic format, no later than March 31 of the following year and may be provided directly by PARTNER or through a third party. The data will be used by DOE only for program evaluation purposes and will be closely controlled.
At Vaillancourt Doors and Windows, our priority is offering high-performance products: they are durable, energy efficient and well insulated. They are designed for our Quebec winters and are made to help you to save money on heating and cooling costs. That is why our doors and windows respond to the industry's highest standards. In order to respect the NAFS standard, each of our windows must be tested by an independent accredited laboratory on 3 specific areas of performance: air leakage resistance, water penetration resistance and wind resistance test. To learn about the performance requirements for your location, try out the Canadian fenestration calculator.
Manufacturer stipulates that these ratings conform to applicable NFRC procedures for determining whole product performance. NFRC ratings are determined for a fixed set of environmental conditions and a specific product size. NFRC does not recommend any products and does not warrant the suitability of any product for any specific use.