Weathertightness

Once installed, a product should provide adequate resistance to the weather in the exposure location where it is to be used. Our specialist laboratory has a number of industry-leading facilities that allow us to test a range of products and materials to simulate exposure to the most severe weather conditions.

Our Key Facilities:

  • Water and air pressure rig
  • Roof and wall element (wind uplift)
  • Rain penetration rig (water resistance)
  • Heat and water spray (sun/rain rig)
  • Watertightness and wind uplift rig (MCS 012 rig)
  • Thermal cycling rigs

We undertake the following tests on weathertightness products:

  • Air permeability
  • Exposure to heat, water and freezing
  • Rain penetration
  • UV resistance
  • Watertightness
  • Wind loading and uplift

Weathertightness testing is relevant to the following product areas:

  • Doors and Windows
  • External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS)
  • Fixings and mount kits for solar and photovoltaic panels
  • Pipes and Drainage
  • Roofing systems
  • VETURES (Veture Kits – Prefabricated Units For External Wall Insulation)

 

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