Wood door certification launched
Mohawk doors was among exhibitors
at the Door Hardware Institute
Expo Sept. 22-23 in Chicago.


A new certification for wood doors, Q-certification, has been announced by the Architectural Woodwork Institute Quality Certification Corp. (QCC).

Doors will be evaluated using the Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS) for Faces and Finishing and the Wood Door Manufacturer’s Association's (WDMA) Standards for Performance. 

The single national standard for the fabrication, finishing and installation of doors was requested by members of the Door and Hardware Institute, who said separate standards required to meet AWI and WDMA requirements added to time and expense, and that and specifications sometimes conflicted.

“It streamlines the fabrication process for door manufacturers and it allows the door distributors to meet the quality assurance requirements," said QCC Executive Vice President Craig Elias. Customers receive architectural doors that have undergone rigorous testing and inspection processes, Elias said.  

"By having manufacturers inspected yearly and certified to produce products to the exacting standards of the AWS and WDMA, the hassle and cost to distributors of having individual projects certified is eliminated," said DHI CEO Jerry Heppes Sr., CAE. 

Under the initiative,  certified doors will be provided by Q-qualified manufacturers, who verify  doors have been tested against WDMA test methods. Q-certified doors also fulfill the AWI Quality Certification Program (QCP) label requirements. Using Q-standardized RFQ and order forms should simplify dispute resolution, Elias said.>>



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