Are Bendheim’s rainscreen systems tested?
Bendheim Wall Systems’ glass rainscreens recommended for exterior application – Wall-F, Wall-H, and Wall-VH – have been rigorously tested in accordance with ASTM and AAMA requirements for Water Penetration, Pressure Equalization, Air Leakage, and Structural Performance. All three systems performed admirably.
Wall-F fittings have been fully tested in accordance with ASTM E330-02, AAMA 509-09, and AAMA 508-07 (passed). Wall-F AAMA 509-09 classification: V12/W1.
Wall-H fittings have been fully tested in accordance with ASTM E330-02 and AAMA 509-09. Wall-H AAMA 509-09 classification: V27/W1.
Wall-VH fittings have been fully tested in accordance with ASTM E330-02 and AAMA 509-09. Wall-VH AAMA 509-09 classification: V28/W1.
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ASTM E330-02 Structural Performance Test: The three systems withstood and exceeded the testing facility’s wind load generation capacity for testing positive and negative pressures. The systems far exceeded the loads needed to pass industry requirements.
AAMA 508-07 Pressure Equalized Rainscreen Wall Cladding Systems Test: Wall F with joint gaskets passed with excellent results. The pressure equalized system prevents moisture from accessing the building envelope and/or helps the drainage of any moisture that finds its way behind the glass.
AAMA 509-09 Drained and Back Ventilated Rainscreen Wall Cladding Systems Test: Tests a system’s capability to manage and drain any water entering behind the cladding, and if it is sufficiently vented to allow the cavity to dry. All three systems received the best rating for prevention of water penetration. All the systems are drained and back-ventilated, featuring open joints that allow air to circulate.
Tempered and/or laminated Bendheim glass is a safety glazing product, meeting the requirements for ANSI Z97.1 and the Consumer Product Safety Commission Standard 16 CFR 1201.
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