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From energy efficiency to resisting hurricane-force impact, consumers demand more than ever from their windows and doors. To meet these safety, quality, and energy efficiency standards, Tiltco offers and relies on testing our product to ensure quality to our customers.

With a wide range of testing and consultation capabilities and methods, some of the services we offer include:

• Air infiltration and water infiltration testing: Air infiltration and water penetration testing is critical for judging the suitability of a window for an area or building. Techniques can be combined with variable wind velocities for a customized testing program.

• Structural window and door testing: Structural tests are conducted to evaluate the integrity of a door, wall, or window by simulating high interior and exterior wind pressures.

• National Fenestration Rating Council - NFRC Modeling and Simulation: Element offers the combined qualifications of an NFRC Certified Simulator, CMA Administrator, and ACE to offer energy-related rating and NFRC certification testing to both the residential and commercial fenestration industries.

• AAMA/WDMA Testing: Element experts can test to AAMA 103.3  as well as some Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) standards.

• ASTM Cycle/Impact: Simulated hurricane testing includes use of impact cannons to fire lumber missiles at a window or door sample, and subsequent simulated wind load cycling to evaluate impact-resistant windows and doors. These tests meet the protocol of the Southern Building Code Council (Miami-Dade County) and Texas Department of Insurance (TDI).

• Acoustic Testing (ASTM & ISO 140-3): Architects and engineers specify different Sound Reduction (Rw), Sound Transmission Class (STC), and Outdoor/Indoor Transmission Class (OITC) ratings for projects, depending on the building environment, i.e., along freeways, near airports or hospitals, etc. Element operates 2 specially-designed in-house reverberation chambers to provide STC and OITC testing and assign Rw STC/OITC ratings. Field testing is available