AAMA Revises, Reissues Consumer-Facing Brochure

March 29th, 2018 by Editor

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recently revised and re-issued a popular educational brochure for consumers that offers tips for proper cleaning and maintenance to help extend the lifespan and performance of doors, window and skylights.

“Caring for Your Windows Doors and Skylights” presents a comprehensive overview of glass care, frame cleaning, hardware and component care, drainage system design, condensation and moisture considerations, finish color retention, and plastic glazing for skylights.

The six-panel, fold-out brochure is intended to help homeowners, building owners, property managers, and all who are responsible for maintaining and cleaning windows, doors and skylights. With the re-issued hard copy resource, AAMA also has launched a new web page with information from the brochure, which can be viewed at aamanet.org/maintenance.

“When customers have questions about how to care for their windows, doors or skylights, AAMA is dedicated to providing helpful answers,” said Kim Flanary, codes and regulatory manager for Milgard Manufacturing Inc. “The advantage of the brochure’s third-party approach is the homeowner or builder can be assured there is no manufacturer bias. AAMA’s consensus-based approach to standards development ensures that all feedback – from manufacturers, suppliers, etc. – is considered in the final document. This lets the homeowner or builder know that we, as manufacturers, will stand behind the information.”

“Regardless of framing material, operator type or size, all of these products must be cared for properly to increase their service life, performance and operation,” Angela Dickson, AAMA’s marketing and communications director. “From cleaning glass to caring for frames and more, consumers will better understand how to properly maintain their fenestration products. This brochure has been revised and re-issued with helpful tips for how to do exactly that.”

Manufacturers can personalize the brochure with their logo and contact information to remind customers of these hints.

“Some states require that manufacturers provide written care and maintenance instructions. ‘Caring for Your Windows, Doors and Skylights’ may assist with this compliance, and ultimately, in promoting better-informed customers,” Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO adds, “The brochure communicates industry-wide practices without being brand specific. This neutral, third-party approach removes the potential, negative connotation that could be incorrectly made about an individual manufacturer who shares similar information under their own company name.”

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