AAMA Releases Updated Cycling Specification for Side-Hinged Exterior Doors

June 30, 2011

American Architectural Manufacturers Association released a revised version of AAMA 920-11, Specification for Operating Cycle Performance of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Systems, according to a June 29 AAMA release. AAMA 920-11 establishes a standard test method and set of performance criteria for side-hinged exterior door systems and their associated hardware under accelerated operating conditions. The test method is designed to provide an indication of the effects that cycling will have on the door and door hardware connections and provide minimum performance criteria for door systems in order to achieve a specified performance class and grade, according to the release. 

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