For Revival’s non-coastal product line, we achieve both of the highest designations of the American Architectural Manufacturer’s Association certifications.
|Double Hung||Casement||Fixed Window||Double Casement|
|Dimension||66 x 99||36 x 60||60 x 99||36 x 120|
|Design Pressure||+/- 55.14 psf||+/- 75.19 psf||+/- 60.15 psf||+/- 60.15 psf||+/- 60.15 psf||+/- 60.15 psf||+/- 60.15 psf||+/- 60.15 psf|
|Air Infiltration||0.26 cfm/sq ft||0.26 cfm/sq ft||0.01 cfm/sq ft||0.01 cfm/sq ft||0.01 cfm/sq ft||0.01 cfm/sq ft||0.01 cfm/sq ft||0.01 cfm/sq ft|
|Water Penetration Resistance Test Pressure||11.07 psf||11.28 psf||12.12 psf||12.12 psf||12.12 psf||12.12 psf||12.12 pçf||12.12 psf|
Revival Coastal Products
For Revival’s coastal product line, we hold both Florida Building code and Miami-Dade certifications.
FLORIDA BUILDING CODE
The Florida Building Code (or FBC) prescribes performance and construction requirements for exterior windows and glass doors installed in wall systems. It requires windows to be impact-resistant or protected by a shutter if the structure is located within one mile of the coast where the wind speed is 100 mph or greater. Furthermore, the High-Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) section of the FBC states every exterior opening, residential or commercial, must be provided with protection by shutters or impact-resistant windows against wind-borne debris caused by hurricanes. All Revival Coastal products are engineered
Although not all of Florida is required to have impact-resistant windows, Miami-Dade County has the most stringent requirements in the country when it comes to rain, wind, and wind-borne debris tests. The HVHZ applies to all Miami-Dade and Broward counties, regardless of how far from the coast the building is located. All Revival Coastal products are engineered to this most stringent standard.
AAMA CW and AW Fenestration Products
In demanding environments where long-term high performance and durability are desired, CW and AW Class rated products should be specified and installed. The industry standard – AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440 (NAFS – “North American Fenestration Standard / Specification for windows, doors, and skylights”) defines the minimum performance and testing requirements for four classes of fenestration products. The Performance Classes are designated R, LC, CW and AW. A general summary from NAFS 2011 notes the following: “The Performance Class ratings should be regarded as an indication of the level of performance, with the least stringent requirements established for the R Performance Class and the most stringent for the AW Performance Class. The following descriptions can be used as a general guide in helping to determine which class is likely best suited for a particular application:
- R: commonly used in one- and two-family dwellings
- LC: commonly used in low-rise and mid-rise multi-family dwellings and other buildings where larger sizes and higher loading requirements are expected.
- CW: commonly used in low-rise and mid-rise buildings where larger sizes, higher loading requirements, limits on deflection, and heavy use are expected.
- AW: commonly used in high-rise and mid-rise buildings to meet increased loading requirements and limits on deflection, and in buildings where frequent and extreme use of the fenestration products is expected.”
Each product type has a defined “gateway” set of primary requirements for the applicable product type. These gateway performance requirements are the minimum allowable performance levels for that specific performance class. There are also gateway or minimum test sizes for width and height for each performance class and product type. It is not unusual for product to be designed and tested to higher requirements. Typically, the minimum performance levels and the gateway size change as the Performance Class changes. All gateway test specimens achieve certain minimum Performance Grades (PG) with corresponding performance levels for air leakage resistance, water penetration resistance, uniform load resistance and, where required, forced-entry resistance and operating force. AW and CW products also have a maximum deflection limit of L/175 (where L is the length of the unsupported span) under the uniform load deflection tests. L/175 is also a requirement of complying with ASTM E1300 “Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings.” AW products also require that permanent set not exceed 0.2 percent of the mullion span when tested to 150 percent of the design pressure while CW allows 0.3 percent and R and LC are less stringent at 0.4 percent. All gateway test specimens must also achieve certain additional minimum performance levels for auxiliary (durability) and material tests specific to the product operator type. Generally, improved water penetration resistance and air leakage requirements have been specified for AW products compared to those specified for CW products. Operable AW products are also required to pass the life cycle testing per AAMA 910, which includes 4000 cycles of all operable components, six thermal cycles from 0ºF to 180ºF degrees and repeating air infiltration and water resistance after these tests.