This is an unknown situation, so we will notify you as soon as we have returned to the office. All other tests received after that date will not be available for grading or importing into the AAMA database. Is your certification about to expire? The AAMA will be contacting those with certifications expiring in the above time frames with updated certification information. You do not need to do anything further.
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I am going to clarify the three coatings specifications for you. People so often think the AAMA specifications are just for liquid coatings as these are the same specifications high performance liquid paints meet. This is incorrect — they are for coatings — so whether it is a liquid coating or a powder coating, these specifications apply. Anodized is different - it changes the substrate itself - so it is classed as a finish rather than a coating and thus comes with its own set of AAMA specifications.
With this in mind, for coatings there are only three AAMA specifications to be familiar with: AAMA — in the powder world, the coatings that meet and exceed the performance requirements of this specification are known as a Standard Polyester coating. AAMA states that they must perform to the requirements listed below for at least one year. These super durables are often applied to store front, windows, doors and low-rise curtain wall. Despite the five year weathering requirement listed by AAMA see below , on aluminum these coatings often come with a ten year warranty as we know they will hold to the same performance parameters for double the length of time required by AAMA.
They are the highest performing architectural coatings available. Stadiums, monumental buildings, and high-value residences all benefit from the protective and decorative qualities of these awesome coatings Curious about what actual tests and performance standards AAMA requires? And we can share with you. See the chart below for a quick reference and comparison of some of the key AAMA standards and tests.
Architectural Finishes Surface Treatment Aluminum is an ideal substrate for the application of architectural finishes. There are many reasons to treat the surface. The Untreated Surface Surfaces do not always need treatment after extruding. Load-bearing structures and machine parts are examples of products where the surface quality is satisfactory without any treatment. Why Coat Aluminum Extrusions? Aluminum is coated for two primary reasons: To control the appearance for color coordination, uniformity or visual appeal and to enhance the substrate.
An Architects Guide to AAMA 2603, 2604 & 2605 in Layman’s Terms