Air & Water Resistance
Door Glass & Enclosed Blinds

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ODL doorglass systems protect against moisture and air infiltration in two areas:

Infiltration into the insulated glass air space through the glass seal.

Infiltration from the outside that attempts to penetrate the frame seals against the door and the glass.

Doorglass frame cross-section showing glass seals and frame seals

Infiltration that Attempts to Penetrate the Insulated Glass Air Space through the Glass Seal

ODL door glass includes premium components that enable certification by the Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) as meeting the requirements of ASTM E 2190. ASTM E 2190 is a harmonized standard test protocol adopted by the U.S. and Canada for evaluating insulating glass (IG) performance, durability, and longevity. There are three main parts to the standard:

The High Humidity Test subjects samples to high humidity and temperature with the objective of forcing moisture into the sealed air space in an IG unit. Specimens are tested for 42 days and subjected to 95% ±5% relative humidity.

Accelerated Weather Cycling simulates weather cycling from hot to cold extremes with moisture added during the hot cycle. Specimens are tested for 63 days and subjected to 252 cycles.

The Volatile Fog Test shows that components, or trapped impurities, will not out-gas a volatile fog, which could result in a deposit on the interior glass surface. No fog must be visible at arm's length.

Water Infiltration Testing

Water Infiltration Testing


Infiltration that Attempts to Penetrate the Frame Seals

All ODL door glass products are tested to assure they protect against water and air infiltration in accordance with industry standards.

  • Water tightness is tested with the ASTM E-547 procedure to the CAN/CSA A440 Level B water tightness performance level
  • Air tightness is tested with the ASTM E-283 procedure to the CAN/CSA A440 for "Fixed Windows" performance level

The test results are shown in the chart below.


ODL's Non-impact Rated Products

Type of Frame Air Infiltration /
Exfiltration
(m3/h)/m
Water
Tightness
(Pa)
Windload Resistance
(Pa)
Tested to: Comments
Positive Negative
Standard Screw Frame 0.06 / 0.17 700 4,548 5,267 A440-00
(Re-affirmed 2005)
Very Good
TriSYS® 3-piece Frame 0.00 / 0.00 700 6,703 5,506 A440-00
(Re-affirmed 2005)
Excellent
Triple-glazed Blinds Frame 0.00 / 0.00 718 5,387 5,387 A440-00
(Re-affirmed 2005)
Excellent
Evolve® Frame
in 6'8" Door
0.00 / 0.00 610 4,309 4,309 A440-00
(Re-affirmed 2005)
Very Good
Evolve® Frame
in 8'0" Door
0.00 / 0.00 610 4,668 4,668 A440-00
(Re-affirmed 2005)
Very Good
Craftsman Frame 0.00 / 0.00 898 7,182 7,182 A440-00
(Re-affirmed 2005)
Excellent
Simulated Divided Light Frame 0.00 / 0.00 898 5,027 5,027 A440-00
(Re-affirmed 2005)
Excellent
Simulated Divided Light Frame
Extruded PVC
0.00 / 0.00 898 7,182 7,182 A440-00
(Re-affirmed 2005)
Excellent
External Wrought Iron Frame 0.00 / 0.02 718 9,337 9,097 A440-00
(Re-affirmed 2005)
Excellent
PVC by ODL Canada Frame 0.00 / 0.03 539 5,745 5,027 A440-00
(Re-affirmed 2005)
Very Good