AAMA announces the release of revised specifications for secondary storm products

Schaumburg, Ill. -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has revised two specifications related to secondary storm products -- AAMA 1002-11, "Voluntary Specification for Secondary Storm Products for Windows and Sliding Glass Doors" and AAMA 1102-11, "Voluntary Specification for Side-Hinged Secondary Storm Doors."In previous versions of AAMA 1002, Secondary Storm Products (SSPs) were referred to as combination storm windows and sliding glass doors or insulating storm products for windows and sliding glass doors; however, these products are now included in the scope of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.

S.2/A440-11. SSPs covered in this voluntary specification are clarified to be units used in tandem with prime windows and prime sliding glass doors to improve the interior environment. Only those requirements unique to SSPs are detailed in this voluntary specification.

“Multiple updates were made from the 1993 version to reference AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440. In addition, two new sections were added related to General Performance Requirements (Section 4.0) and Hardware (Section 5.3),” according to Steve Fronek (Apogee Enterprises, Inc./Wausau Window and Wall Systems), co-chair of the Secondary Storm Product Task Group.

Side-hinged secondary storm doors covered in AAMA 1102 are units to be used on the exterior of and in tandem with prime doors to improve the building’s interior environment.

“Noteworthy changes from AAMA 1102.7-89 to AAMA 1102-11 include the addition of two new sections -- the first (Section 4.0) covering materials and the second (Section 6.1.1.2) addressing louver hardware in jalousie side-hinged secondary storm doors. In addition, references to AAMA/CSA/WDMA 101/I.S.2/A440 were made throughout),” according to Steve Strawn (JELD-WEN), co-chair of the Secondary Storm Product Task Group.

"The Voluntary Specification for Secondary Storm Products for Windows and Sliding Glass Doors" is available to AAMA members at a cost of $10 for download, $20 for a paper copy and $25 for a CD. Non-members may purchase the document at a cost of $30 to download, $60 for a paper copy and $66 to receive a CD. To order AAMA 1002-11, visit the AAMA online Publication Store.

"The Voluntary Specification for Side-Hinged Secondary Storm Doors" is available to AAMA members at a cost of $10 for download, $20 for a paper copy and $25 for a CD. Non-members may purchase the document at a cost of $30 to download, $60 for a paper copy and $66 to receive a CD. To order AAMA 1102-11, visit the AAMA online Publication Store.

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