WDMA relies on the expertise of its members through participation in council and committees to develop and maintain the primary industry standards and represents the industry before code and regulatory bodies, standards-setting organizations, policymakers and the media.

Regulatory & Legislative Committees

Regulatory Affairs Steering Committee (RASC) 
The purpose of the Regulatory Affairs Committee is to: review and evaluate regulatory or potential regulatory issues impacting the industry; develop regulatory policy recommendations; initiate responses to regulatory actions including the drafting and submission of WDMA comments in response to federal regulatory notices, and recommend other WDMA actions as necessary; work with other WDMA committees in addressing relevant regulatory issues; and, work jointly with the Legislative Affairs Committee in the annual revision of WDMA’s National Policy Agenda.

Legislative Committee (LC) 
WDMA’s Legislative Committee sets policy positions for the window, door and skylight industry and directs advocacy activity on the industry’s key issues. The Committee provides input on the WDMA National Policy Agenda, issued each year to present the industry’s priorities to members of Congress. The Committee assesses critical issues as they arise and provides feedback to staff to present a consensus opinion on Capitol Hill.

Join the Regulatory & Legislative Committees 
Any current member of WDMA active in the industry wanting to join the WDMA Regulatory & Legislative Committees should send an email to Jeff Inks at [email protected]. In order to become a member of WDMA, please visit the membership section of the WDMA webpage or send an email to Meg Czaikoski at [email protected].

Building Codes Development

Architectural Door Codes and Standards Committee (ADCSC) 
The Architectural Door Codes and Standards Committee: reviews and evaluates requirements impacting interior architectural doors, door assemblies and door glazing included in national model building codes, key state building codes, product standards referenced by those codes, and other relevant documents; develops WDMA positions including proposing amendments and actively participating in codes and standards development activities, and other actions as necessary; reviews, evaluates, and responds to regulatory issues impacting the architectural door industry as requested by the Regulatory Affairs Steering Committee; and, develops WDMA policy recommendations related to relevant building codes and standards. The ADCSC also maintain all WDMA standards, specifications and test methods, and address technical issues relevant to interior architectural wood doors. The ADCSC reports to the National Architectural Door Council.

Documents Within the Scope of the ADCSC:

  • I.S. 1A Industry Standard for Architectural Wood Flush Doors
  • I.S. 6A Industry Standard for Architectural Wood Stile and Rail Door
  • T.M. 6 Adhesive Bond Test Method
  • T.M. 7 Cycle Slam Test Method
  • T.M. 8 Hinge Loading Test Method
  • T.M. 10 Screwholding Test Method
  • T.M. 15 Vertical Edge Impact Test Method

*Current editions of these documents are available in the WDMA Store.

Join the National Architectural Door Council  
Any member of WDMA active in the architectural door industry may join the National Architectural Door Council. Current WDMA members wishing to join should send an email to Steve Orlowski at [email protected]. In order to become a member of WDMA, please visit the membership section of the WDMA webpage or send an email to Meg Czaikoski [email protected].

Exterior Products Code Committee (EPCC) 
The purpose of the Exterior Products Code Committee is to: review and evaluate requirements impacting fenestration products included in national model building codes, key state building codes, the relevant product standards referenced by those codes, and other relevant documents or programs such as ENERGY STAR; develop WDMA positions for addressing them including proposing amendments and actively participating in codes and standards development activities and other actions as necessary; review, evaluate, and respond regulatory issues impacting the industry as requested by the Regulatory Affairs Steering Committee; and, develop WDMA policy recommendations related to relevant building codes and standards.

Join the Exterior Products Code Committee
Any current member of WDMA active in the industry wanting to join the WDMA Exterior Products Committee should send an email to Jeff Inks at [email protected]. In order to become a member of WDMA, please visit the membership section of the WDMA webpage or send an email to Meg Czaikoski at [email protected].

Industry Standards Development

Technical Committee (TC) 
The purpose of the Technical Committee is to evaluate proposals for technical visions of WDMA and develop the proposals for review by the Board. The TC develops the technical and operational processes for all windows, exterior doors and skylights to develop the industry standards, test methods and certification programs. The TC is responsible to ensure all technical projects for adherence to WDMA strategic plan and are developed in accordance with the Technical Handbook, which define requirements for adherence to WDMA consensus development policies. The technical committee has oversight of the following subordinate committees;

Exterior Products Standards Committee (EPSC) 
The purpose of the Exterior Products Standards Committee is to develop and maintain standards, specifications and test methods for rating exterior fenestration product performance, and address technical issues relevant to exterior windows, skylights and doors.

Documents Within the Scope of the EPSC:

  • 101/I.S.2/A440–11 (current draft)
  • 101/I.S.2/NAFS–08
  • 101/I.S.2/A440–05
  • 101/I.S.2/A440–02
  • 101/I.S.2–97
  • 1600/I.S.7–00
  • I.S.11–02
  • Understanding Condensation (1997)
  • FMA / WDMA 250–10

*Current editions of these documents are available in the WDMA Store.

Hallmark Certification Committee (HCC) 
This Committee develops and maintains the WDMA sponsored Hallmark Certification Program as an ANSI accredited, impartial, third party product evaluation agency; Review NFRC Certification programs and procedures and oversee WDMA’s function as an IA. This Committee reports to the Technical Committee.

Materials & Supplier Technology Committee (MSTC) 
The Materials & Supplier Technology Committee defines, reviews and uses industry best practices, where needed, develops and maintains standards and test methods where needed for materials and components to allow units to meet certification requirements. This Committee reports to the Technical Committee. The MSTC oversees the following task groups:

  • Wood Task Group: Review wood materials template for applicability and determine the compliance criteria.
  • Edge Glue Testing Task Group: Develop and maintain standards and test methods related to finger-jointed/edge glued testing of wood products. Review finger-jointed/edge glued product test lab procedures.
  • Vinyl Task Group: Develop and maintain standards and test methods related to PVC structural profile components, PVC and CPVC cladding and organic coatings for PVC profiles. Develop and maintain requirements of the WDMA Hallmark PVC material validation program.
  • Aluminum Task Group: Review aluminum structural profile components, aluminum cladding, organic coatings for aluminum profiles and materials template for applicability and determine the compliance criteria.
  • Fiber-Glass Task Group: Review fiber-glass materials template for applicability and determine the compliance criteria.
  • Composites Task Group: Review composite and cellulosic composite materials template for applicability and determine the compliance criteria.
  • Glass Task Group: Review glass, sealed insulated glass units and glazing materials template for applicability and determine the compliance criteria.

This Committee is also responsible for the following standards and test methods:

  • WDMA I.S. 4 "Industry Specification for Preservative Treatment for Millwork"
  • WDMA I.S. 10 "Industry Specification for Testing Cellulosic Composite Materials for use in Fenestration Products"
  • WDMA T.M. 1 "Soil Block Test Method To Determine Preservation Effeteness In Preventing Wood Decay"
  • WDMA T.M. 2 "Swellometer Test Method to Determine the Short-term Anti-Swell Effectiveness of Treating Systems"
  • WDMA T.M. 11 "Test Method for Factory Applied Pigmented Primer Coatings for Wood and Wood Cellulosic Composites Used for Millwork"
  • WDMA T.M. 12 "Test Method for Factory Applied Pigmented Finish Coatings for Wood and Wood Cellulosic Composites Used for Millwork"
  • WDMA T.M. 13 "Test Method for Preparing Retention and Penetration Testing Samples"
  • WDMA T.M. 14 "Test Method for Factory Applied Clear and Pigmented Coatings for Interior Prefinished Wood and Wood Cellulosic Composites Used for Millwork"

Join the Technical Committee
Any member of WDMA active in the industry wanting to join the Technical Committee or one of the subordinate committees should send an email to either Steve Orlowski at [email protected] or John McFee at [email protected]. In order to become a member of WDMA, please visit the membership section of the WDMA webpage or send an email to Meg Czaikoski at [email protected].