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WDMA Hallmark Certification Program

For more than 40 years, the WDMA Hallmark Certification Program has been the one product certification that provides dealers, builders, architects and code officials with the promise of Total Product PerformanceTM. This third-party, independent certification program allows manufacturers and suppliers of windows, doors and skylights, through rigorous tests and inspections, to ensure compliance with referenced air, water, structural and impact performance standards as well as the specified materials and components requirements. With 25 recognized primary standards, more than 175 material and component standards and follow-up quality audits, WDMA Hallmark Certification represents the highest level of quality and is considered a mark of excellence in the industry.

Watch this video to learn more about the WDMA Hallmark Certification Program from current WDMA members.


  

What Differentiates WDMA Hallmark Certification?

  • WDMA is one of the three standard writers. Its standards and test methods are referenced in building codes, are required by architectural and builder specifications, and form the basis for 
  • high-performing, relevant product rating. WDMA facilitates the creation of standards through some of the most knowledgeable industry experts for developing, producing and implementing industry standards.
  • Access to the Certification Client Information Portal facilitates a more efficient way to view client-specific certification information in a secure manner. This web-based tool allows users to submit online certification applications for new products, view the status of any product application, see when the current products expire, and create customizable Certificate of Conformance and License (CCL's) for specific projects or specific product approval requirements. The tool also allows Hallmark participants to re-certify existing product lines and gives them complete control of the product line names and descriptions in a real-time working environment.
  • No label fees from WDMA.
  • Online Product Search makes it easy for builders, code officials, architects, dealers and consumers to find and compare certified product lines.

Why Certify Your Products?

  • International & State Recognition: The WDMA Hallmark Certification Program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and recognized by many federal agencies and building code organizations across the country. It is also approved by the state of Florida for Product Certification, Quality Assurance and Product Approval Validation, and by the Texas Department of Insurance.
  • Credibility & Validation to Code: Validates the performance requirements of industry standards in the building codes and ensures material and component suppliers conform to the requirements and test protocols of the North American Fenestration Standard
  • Ease of Implementation: Manufacturers demonstrating compliance with the appropriate standards are permitted to label their products with the trademarked WDMA Hallmark Certification Label. There are no label fees and licensees determine the most efficient method of label application so as to not disrupt the manufacturing process.
  • Efficiency: WDMA combines inspections for the Hallmark Certification Program, National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) and Safety Glazing Certification Council. One inspector covers all of the programs with reduced disruption to the manufacturing process and personnel.

What Can Certification Do for You?

The WDMA Hallmark Certification provides architects, builders, code officials and dealers with the promise of Total Product PerformanceTM—that WDMA Hallmark certified products were tested to finished product performance attributes as well as the most rigorous and comprehensive industry standards.

Architects

  • Choosing WDMA Hallmark certified products ensures that the windows and doors in your project will not just meet minimum rated design pressure requirements but also meet all of the standards performance, material and component requirements.
  • The online certified product search makes it easy to find and compare certified product lines.
  • The Hallmark Certification Program is backed by the Window & Door Manufacturers Association--the same group that is an AIA-certified education provider.

Builders

  • Using WDMA Hallmark certified products ensures the highest level of quality, and when installed correctly they will perform as tested.
  • The Hallmark Certification Program is backed by the Window & Door Manufacturers Association—the association that defines the standards of excellence in the residential and commercial window, door and skylight industry.
  • The online certified product search makes it easy to see the performance rating and standards met for each certified product line, all in one place.

Code Officials

  • WDMA Hallmark certification standards are referenced by HUD/FHA in their Minimum Property Standards and by many other government agencies in their construction specifications.
  • The online certified product search makes it easy to see the performance rating and standards met for each certified product line, all in one place.

Dealers

  • Carrying WDMA Hallmark certified products ensures that the products you provide are the highest quality, and when installed correctly will perform as tested.
  • WDMA has resources to help you educate your customers about the value of WDMA Hallmark Certification.
  • The online certified product search search makes it easy to find and compare certified product lines.

WDMA Hallmark Certification Resources

Get certified, learn more about WDMA Hallmark Certification or contact John McFee, Vice President of Certification Programs, at jmcfee@wdma.com.

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Ensure Your Projects' Windows, Doors and Skylights meet the Highest Performance Standards with WDMA Hallmark Certification.

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