What is the WDMA Hallmark Certification?
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
- 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
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
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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
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.
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Questions? Contact John McFee, Vice President of Certification Programs at email@example.com.