The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated the document that establishes minimum performance requirements for liquid-applied flashing used to provide water-resistive seals around exterior wall openings in buildings. This includes fenestration products such as doors and windows, as well as other through-wall penetrations.
The document, AAMA 714-22 (Specification for Liquid Applied Flashing Used to Create a Water-Resistive Seal Around Exterior Wall Openings in Buildings), sets forth minimum performance and durability requirements, helping to ensure proper utility in end-use, says Jim Katsaros, chair of the FGIA Flashing Committee.
“Liquid-applied flashing products are realizing increasing application for sealing building interfaces, including flashing around windows and doors,” says Katsaros. “These products offer many performance advantages, including outstanding adhesion to a wide variety of substrates, ultimate conformability for complex geometries and, in many cases, vapor permeable water-resistant seals.”
Katsaros adds that AAMA 714-22 is referenced in both the International Residential Code and the International Building Code as a requirement for using these materials in door and window flashing applications.
The document is now available for purchase.