As a manufacturer and designer of high-quality building materials for construction professionals for 90 years, W. R. Meadows takes great pride in its work. Part of that process is testing its products prior to putting them out on the market to ensure environmental, health, and structural safety. Taking it a step further, we’ve written and released several technical bulletins describing the testing that is commonly used on W. R. Meadows products. One such technical bulletin covers Water Penetration Testing.
The Water Penetration Testing Technical Bulletin walks us through three commonly used methods for testing water penetration: ASTM E1105, ASTM E331, and AAMA 501.1. Each of these three tests explore a different angle of the prevention of water penetration, and collectively cover standard test methods for water penetration of windows, curtain walls, doors using dynamic pressure, installed exterior windows, skylights, and doors.
We are happy to offer each of our technical bulletins. They are helpful items for our customers when it comes to installing, selling, and/or specifying Meadows products.
If you have any comments on our technical bulletins or any suggestions for one that you’d like to see created, feel free to comment below.