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Canadian Code Compliance Advisory for Imported Windows, Doors and Skylights




This document is provided as a public service to Canadian architects, home builders, building officials, and suppliers of fenestration products manufactured in countries outside of Canada. It identifies the performance and testing requirements that apply to manufactured window, door and skylight products installed in Canadian buildings. Imported products are ordinarily qualified to the requirements of the countries or larger economic communities in which they are manufactured. However, the regulatory regimes for window, door and skylight products manufactured outside of North America are not compatible with Canadian building code requirements. Performance qualifications and certifications determined according to European norms or the norms of countries outside North America are not recognized for conformance to Canadian building codes and building regulations.


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