Although the CE marking for exterior windows and doors is mandatory since February 2010, this does not ensure proper assembly on site, así como un correcto ajuste de las distintas partes de la misma para garantizar la estanqueidad de la ventana y puertas una vez finalizada su instalación en la obra.
Within the work functions defined in the Building Planning Law, for control laboratories such as Elaborex S.L., that is enrolled in the Registry of Testing Laboratories for the Quality Control of Building and Public Works of Extremadura con números de registro EXT-L-014 in his laboratory in Badajoz, the EXT-L-036 in Cáceres, is to provide technical assistance to verify the quality of the project, la realización de ensayos o pruebas de servicio de los materiales, de los sistemas o de las instalaciones de una obra de edificación.
In the specific case at hand, Elaborex S.L. makes available to its clients the possibility of carrying out the window and door tightness test.
This essay, accredited in the Service Testing area of our Responsible Declaration, It is used to verify the tightness of the window once the work is completed, regardless of whether laboratory tests can be carried out on windows and doors manufactured for this purpose.
The window and door watertightness test carried out "in situ", Its purpose is to verify the correct installation of the windows on site by means of the absence of water penetration during a set time, according to the UNE standard 85247:2011.
It involves subjecting the exterior surface of a window installed in the building to a constant and specific amount of water that forms a continuous film for a given time.; verifying the absence of water penetration inside.
The test must be carried out on completely finished work units, in final conditions of use.
To carry out the tests, there is a system of sprinklers that apply a continuous film of water regularly over the entire surface capable of being wet under the real conditions of exposure., by means of conical circular jet nozzles.
Nozzles, sprinkler angle and spray flow are arranged according to the UNE standard 85247:2011.
Consult with our Building department, Pathology and Rehabilitation any questions you have about the reception of windows and their placement, and do not hesitate to ask us for a quote for the tightness test of windows and doors in your work.
Fdo.: Elías Diéguez Navas
Technical Architect and Graduate in Building
Building Department, Pathology and Rehabilitation
Elaborex, Calidad en la Construcción