Testing New Replacement or Retrofit Windows in Los Angeles
Whether you’re a contractor, do-it-yourselfer, or investor, replacing the windows in a home can be fought with the regulation in Los Angeles. It seems as if with everything else having been regulated. Why not add just one more regulation to the mix. Besides, what’re a few more bucks in fees going to matter.
Water testing windows in Los Angels is nothing new. As a matter of fact, Fenestration testing is an entire business in Los Angeles and throughout the country for that matter. Fenestration testing in Los Angeles typically, the testing of windows, doors, curtain walls, and skylights. However, the testing is usually broken up into two categories.
- Forensic window water testing
- Quality assurance installation window water testing
Breaking down the types of window water testing
In a nutshell, forensic investigations such as the ASTM 2128 or AAMA 511-08 are geared towards the windows or doors which have experienced leakage. Leakage can derive from the installation or the fenestration product itself. Fenestration testing or water testing the window can help determine if the fenestration specimen in need of a complete replacement. Together, this includes the window frame and thus affecting the building envelope. Or, is the window in need of a simple retrofit.
Quality assurance testing is almost the same as far as window or fenestration water testing goes. However, the chief difference is that this test is performed upon the installation of the window. Testing like this allows the contractor, building, or homeowner to verify that the installation was in fact leak-proof.
Either way, water Testing replacement windows here in Los Angeles is performed to verify that the windows do not leak.
Are these new standards?
Lately, we’ve seen a spike in the need to test retrofit windows. I’m not sure the reason for this as of yet. I must admit, however, the reasons for these new tests have been all-over-the-board. From some inspectors requiring Water Testing Replacement Windows, and others placing stop notices on jobs. Even when we called the building and safety department. There wasn’t any real definitive answer for the sudden surge in these tests.
For now, we’ll just have to wait and see what the future brings. Water Testing Replacement Windows, for those of you who may require this service feel free to give us a call 310-909-3568 or email us email@example.com to schedule an appointment.