Material Standards

Ask your contractor what these specifications mean and if they are able to follow these standards for USDA.

THERMAL AND MOISTURE PROTECTION

BUILDING INSULATION

Cork Board – FS HH-I-525A; Cellular Glass – FS HH-I-551E; Cellulosic, Vegetable or Wood Fiber – ASTM C 739-91; Expanded Polystyrene Insulation Board – FS HH-I-524C; Fiberboard – FS LLL-I-535B Class C or E or ASTM C 209-84; Insulation Board (Urethane) – FS HH-I-530B; Insulation Board, Thermal (Mineral Aggregate) – FS HH-I-529B or ASTM C 726-88; Insulation Board, Thermal, Faced, Polyurethane or Polyisocyanurate – FS HH-I-1972/GEN, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6; Mineral Fiber, Board (Roof) – FS HH-I-526C; Mineral Fiber, Insulation Blanket – FS HH-I-521F; Mineral Fiber, Pneumatic or Poured – FS HH-I-1030B; Perimeter Insulation – FS HH-I-524C, FS HH-I-558B, Form A, Class 1 or 2; Reflective, Thermal – FS HH-I-1252B; Cellulosic Fiber Insulation Board – PS 57-73; Application of Structural Insulation Board (Fiberboard) Sheathing – ASTM C 846-82; Perlite – FSHH-I-574B or ASTM C 549-81; Vermiculite (used as masonry wall filler) – FS HH-I-585C, Class 2, (for other uses) ASTM C 516-85; Spray Applied Cellulosic Thermal Insulation – UM 80-79

CAULKING AND SEALANTS

Elastomeric Type, Multi-Compound – FS TT-S-227B; Elastomeric Type, Single-Compound – FS TT-S-230A; Oil and Resin Base Type – FS TT-C-598B; Silicone Rubber Base – FS TT-S-001543A; Butyl Rubber Base, Single-Compound – FS TT-S-001657A; Latex Sealing Compounds – ASTM C 834-91; Voluntary Specifications for Ductile Back-Bedding Glazing Tapes – AAMA 800-92; Voluntary Specifications for Non-Drying Sealants for Use with Architectural Aluminum – AAMA 800-92; Voluntary Specifications for Oil-Extended Glazing Tapes – AAMA 800-92; Cellular Neoprene – ASTM C 509-91; Specifications for Dense Rubber-like Compression Gasket Materials – ASTM C 864-90

DOORS, WINDOWS, GLAZING PANELS

Metal Doors and Frames

Interior Steel Doors and Frames (flush) – PS 4-66; 1 3/4 inch thick Steel Doors and Frames – CS 242-62; Aluminum Storm Doors – ANSI/AAMA 1102.7-89

Wood Doors and Frames

Hardwood, Harboard and Plastic Faced Flush Doors – ANSI/NWWAMA IS 1-87; Interior Prehung Wood Door Units – NSDJA 1-79; Ponderosa Pine Doors – ANSI/NWWMA IS 5-73; Douglas Fir, Sitka Spruce and Western Hemlock Doors – FHDA 7-79; Wood Storm Doors – ANSI/NWWMA IS 6-86; Exterior Wood Door Frames – WM 3-79;

Special Doors

Aluminum Prime Windows – ANSI/AAMA 101-88; Wood Sliding Patio Doors – ANSI/NWWMA IS 3-88

MetalĀ  Windows and Frames

Aluminum Prime Windows – ANSI/AAMA 101-88; Aluminum Insulating Storm Products – ANSI/AAMA 1002.10-83; Thermal Transmittance and Condensation Resistance of Windows, Doors and Glazed Wall Sections – AAMA 1503.1-88; Thermal Performance of Residential Windows and Sliding Glass Doors – AAMA 1504-88; Wood Window Units – ANSI/NWWMA IS 2-87

Hardware

Locket – ANSI A156.2-89; Insect Wire Screening – IWS-089 or CS 138-55; Screening, Insect, Non-metallic – FS L-S-125B; Insect Screening and Louver Cloth Woven from Vinyl-Coated Glass Fiber Yarn – ANSI/ASTM D 3656-89

Glass and Other Glazing Panels

Acrylic Plastic Sheets Glazing – UM 58a-75; Glass – FS DD-G-451D; Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials – CPSC 16 CFR, Part 1201; Safety Glazing Material Used in Buildigns – SGCC Certified Products Directory; Tempered Glass – FS-DD-G-1403B

EXTERIOR WALL FINISHES

Aluminum – AAMA 1402-86; Fiberboard Shingle Backer – ASTM C 208-82 (1982) Class G; Basic Hardboard (Revised 1988) – ANSI/AHA A135.4-82; Cellulosic Fiberboard – ANSI/AHA 1-194.1-95; Hardboard Siding – ANSI/AHA 135.6-90; Plywood – PS 1-83; Rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) – ASTM D 3679-92; Textured Plywood Panel Siding – UM 64b-75; Stucco (exterior plaster) – ASTM C 926-90

FINISH FLOORING-RIGID

Ceramic Tile – ANSI A137.1-88; Specification for Installation of Ceramic Tile – ANSI A108.1A-92; Terrazzo – NTMA Specifications, Details and Technical Data – 1990; Block, Slat – PS 27-70; Laminated Hardwood Flooring – ANSI/HPMA LHF-87; Strip Oak Flooring – NOFMA-ORGR/ Vol. 1, No. 1-86 & 89 addendum

RESILIENT FLOORING

Asphalt Tile (Type I) – Vinyl Tile (Type III) – Rubber Tile (Type IV) – ASTM F 1344-91; Linoleum – FS LLL-F-1238A; Rotovinyls (Unfilled Vinyl Sheet) – FS L-F-001641-71; Backed Vinyl Plastic Sheet or Tile (Grade C) – FS L-F-475A; Homogenous Vinyl Sheet – FS L-F-00450A; Underlayment Basic Hardboard – ANSI/AHA A135.4-88, Particleboard (Grade 1-M-1) – ANSI A 208.1-89, Plywood – PS 1-83

EQUIPMENT

Minimum Construction Performance Standards for Kitchen Cabinets – ANSI A 161.1-86

MECHANICAL

SPECIAL PIPING SYSTEMS

Gas Piping – NFPA 54-92 & 58-92

WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM

Water Softeners – WQA S 100-85; Water Filters – WQA S 200-88; Point-of-Use, Low Pressure Reverse Osmosis Water System – WQA S 300-84; Point-of-Use, Distillation Drinking Water – WQA S 400-86; Community Water Systems Minimum Design Standard for Community Water Supply Systems – HUD Handbook 4940.2 8-73

SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM

Community Sewage Systems Minimum Design Standard for Community Sewage Systems – HUD Handbook 49400.3 Rev. 1-12/92