Crystal Window & Door Systems has upgraded the AAMA 2604 powder-coat paint finish on its aluminum products (including windows and doors in all colors) to comply with American Architectural Manufacturers Association Specification 2604: High Performance Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels. The AAMA 2604 standard requires more durability in the areas of salt spray, resistance to humidity, and retention of color and gloss. The finish is equivalent to 50% Kynar polyvinylidene fluoride or 50% fluoropolymer liquid paint finish. crystalwindows.com
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