AAMA Releases Updated Requirements for Coatings on Steel Hardware Components

The document was updated with a new test report section and a clarified scope.

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, updated and released a document specifying requirements for corrosion resistant coatings on carbon steels used for hardware components in window, door and skylight applications. The document was last updated in 2012. According to Jeff Dorsch (AmesburyTruth), chair of the AAMA 907 Update Task Group, “Voluntary Specification for Corrosion Resistant Coatings on Carbon Steel Components Used in Windows Doors and Skylights” was updated with a new test report section and a clarified scope, while specific references to cadmium plating were removed due to the material’s inclusion on many of the green industries’ red lists. The requirements in AAMA 907-15 are functional and not intended to address aesthetics. Due to the diversity of corrosive environments that windows and doors are exposed to, this specification does not imply a specific service life. Fasteners are not included in the scope of this specification.