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What is the WDMA Hallmark Certification?

The WDMA Hallmark Certification Program is a third party certification program that manufacturers and suppliers of windows, doors and skylights voluntarily participate in for added credibility, and as a mechanism for demonstrating compliance with code and regulatory performance requirements. The program consists of a series of inspections and tests to determine that products are being manufactured in the same way they were tested. The Program offers an straight forward effective means for code officials, builders, architects, specifiers and consumers with an easily recognizable means of identifying products that have been manufactured in accordance with the appropriate WDMA and other referenced performance standards. The WDMA Hallmark is considered a mark of excellence among architects, contractors and other specifiers and is accepted industry-wide.

Advantages:

International Recognition - The WDMA Hallmark Certification Program is recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an accredited certification body, by many federal agencies and building code organizations across the country.

Validation to the Code - The WDMA Hallmark Program is the vehicle to validate the performance requirements of the industry standards referenced in the building code. The WDMA Certification Program can also validate that material suppliers conform to the test protocols referenced in the North American Fenestration Standard.

State Recognition - The Hallmark Program is recognized specifically by the State of Florida for Product Certification, Quality Assurance and Product Approval Validation, and by the Texas Department of Insurance.

Benefits:

Ease of Implementation - Manufacturers demonstrating compliance with the appropriate standards are permitted to label their products with the trade-marked WDMA Hallmark Certification Label as well as to use the information in their product literature and product approval applications.

No Label Fees - The WDMA Hallmark Certification Program differs from other programs in a number of ways, but specifically, WDMA does not charge for label usage. WDMA allows the licensees to determine the most efficient method of label application in an effort to not disrupt the manufacturing process by dictating a specific method of label application or specific equipment that must be used.

Efficiency - Combination of inspections. WDMA combines inspections for the Hallmark Certification Program, National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). The inspection body also counts plant inspections for the Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) and Safety Glazing Certification Council (SGCC). One inspector covers all of the programs with reduced disruption to the manufacturing process and personnel.

Credibility - WDMA has great credibility utilizing the ASNI Accredited WDMA Hallmark Certification Program to verify compliance with performance standards referenced in the building codes. WDMA Total Product Performance adds credibility to the standards development which are referenced in the building codes and validated by the WDMA Hallmark Certification Program.

New programs and services are being added each year. The ROI of your membership will be noticeable from day one. This is YOUR trade association. We look forward to serving you.

Click here to learn more about how to become a WDMA member!

Questions? Contact John McFee, Vice President of Certification Programs at jmcfee@wdma.com.

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