AAMA Specifications

In order to ensure the anodize performance expected for an architectural / commercial application, AAMA 611-14 specification should be referenced along with the anodize color.

Beyond the stringent standards and regulations, Linetec offers a downloadable guide spec with specifiable differences that contribute to a projects long life, durability and sustainability.

AAMA 611 Specification for Anodize
Specification Class II Class I
South Florida Weathering:    
Color retention 10 yrs: Fade = 5 Delta E 10 yrs: Fade = 5 Delta E
Chalk resistance N/A N/A
Gloss retention 15 unit variation 15 unit variation
Erosion resistance No specification No specification
Dry film thickness 0.4 mils minimum 0.7 mils minimum
Pretreatment System: No specification No specification
Accelerated Testing:    
Salt Spray 1,000 hours 3,000 hours
Humidity No specification No specification

Linetec is 100% compliant of all AAMA specifications. AAMA's Certification Program Verified Components List is a complete list of window and door component manufacturers who have submitted samples for testing and those samples were found to be in full compliance with the applicable specification.

For detailed spec information or to purchase AAMA specifications visit www.aamanet.org. All AAMA documents may be ordered through the Public Store

Spec Performance
McDonalds - Class II anodize

AAMA 611- Class II

Class II anodic coatings are recommended for interior applications or light exterior applications receiving regularly scheduled cleaning and maintenance such as storefronts and entrance ways. Class II anodize is not as durable or wear resistant as a Class I finish.

Mauldin Sports - Class I finish

AAMA 611 - Class I

Class I anodic coating is a high-performance finish used for exterior building structures and other products that must withstand continuous outdoor exposure. Class I anodize is more resistant to salt spray and the sea coast, and it is more durable in high traffic areas.


American Architectural Manufacturers Association

Linetec is a longstanding AAMA member. AAMA is the source of performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the fenestration industry.