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Air & Water Resistance

Door Glass & Enclosed Blinds


Western Reflections doorglass systems protect against moisture and air infiltration in two areas:

Infiltration into the insulated glass air space through the glass seal.

Infiltration from the outside that attempts to penetrate the frame seals against the door and the glass.

Western Reflections door glass cross section diagram

Infiltration that Attempts to Penetrate the Insulated Glass Air Space through the Glass Seal

Western Reflections door glass includes premium components that enable certification by the Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) as meeting the requirements of ASTM E 2190. ASTM E 2190 is a harmonized standard test protocol adopted by the U.S. and Canada for evaluating insulating glass (IG) performance, durability, and longevity. There are three main parts to the standard:

The High Humidity Test subjects samples to high humidity and temperature with the objective of forcing moisture into the sealed air space in an IG unit. Specimens are tested for 42 days and subjected to 95% ±5% relative humidity.

Accelerated Weather Cycling simulates weather cycling from hot to cold extremes with moisture added during the hot cycle. Specimens are tested for 63 days and subjected to 252 cycles.

The Volatile Fog Test shows that components, or trapped impurities, will not out-gas a volatile fog, which could result in a deposit on the interior glass surface. No fog must be visible at arm's length.

Western Reflections water testing door glass
Water testing door glass

Infiltration that Attempts to Penetrate the Frame Seals

All Western Reflections door glass products are tested to assure they protect against water and air infiltration in accordance with industry standards.

  • Water tightness is tested with the ASTM E-547 procedure to the CAN/CSA A440 Level B water tightness performance level
  • Air tightness is tested with the ASTM E-283 procedure to the CAN/CSA A440 for "Fixed Windows" performance level

The test results are shown in the chart below.


Western Reflections Non-impact Rated Products

Type of Frame Air Infiltration /
Exfiltration
(m3/h)/m
Water
Tightness
(Pa)
Windload Resistance
(Pa)
Tested to: Comments
Positive Negative
Standard Screw Frame 0.06 / 0.17 700 4,548 5,267 A440-00
(Re-affirmed 2005)
Very Good
TriSYS® 3-piece Frame 0.00 / 0.00 700 6,703 5,506 A440-00
(Re-affirmed 2005)
Excellent
Harmony™ Blinds Frame 0.00 / 0.00 718 5,387 5,387 A440-00
(Re-affirmed 2005)
Excellent
Evolve® Frame
in 6'8" Door
0.00 / 0.00 610 4,309 4,309 A440-00
(Re-affirmed 2005)
Very Good
Evolve® Frame
in 8'0" Door
0.00 / 0.00 610 4,668 4,668 A440-00
(Re-affirmed 2005)
Very Good
Craftsman Frame 0.00 / 0.00 898 7,182 7,182 A440-00
(Re-affirmed 2005)
Excellent
Simulated Divided Lite Frame 0.00 / 0.00 898 5,027 5,027 A440-00
(Re-affirmed 2005)
Excellent
Simulated Divided Lite Frame
Extruded PVC
0.00 / 0.00 898 7,182 7,182 A440-00
(Re-affirmed 2005)
Excellent
External Wrought Iron Frame 0.00 / 0.02 718 9,337 9,097 A440-00
(Re-affirmed 2005)
Excellent

 
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