ift-Quality

 

What is ift-quality?

 

The ‘ift-quality’ mark ist a confirmation of increased product quality and usability according to a defined ift-product certification. The requirements on the usability and the durability for normal to above average load are placed and regularly monitored.
The aim is to define and ensure quality products that are suitable for the intended use and period.

The mark ‘ift-quality’ complies the requirements of the ‘ift-Standard’ (compliance and control of the miminum requirements required by building laws with the standard-compliant documents and factory production control). Additionally, the properties are defined, tested and regularly monitored that are relevant for the decent quality, security,functionality and durability of the products. The definition and test of the quality of the used components (glass, hardware, profiles, sealants, etc.) are part of it. These are usually above the normative and legal minimum requirements.

The quality control for windows and external doors include for example the testing of the mechanical durability with 15,000 opening and closing cycles an the mechanical strength as well as the regular testing of the air permeability and the watertightness on the production of the current production. This ensures that the manufacturer has the ability and the expertise to produce from good individual components quality windows.

The basis for the certification and the quality sign ‘ift-quality’ is a summary report for the defined and required product properties (ift-product passport, ift-system passport and/or RAL-system passport) that is listed on the ift-website (www.ift-rosenheim.de/ift-qualitaetszeichen).

The user of the product marked with the ‘ift-quality’ logo can be assured that

  • all evidences and tests required by building laws are present and the minimum requirements are fulfilled
  • the documents and evidences are ‘real’ (documents of authenticity)
  • the factory production control of the manufacturer is audited and regularly monitored
  • the evidences, product properties, quality characteristics and tests are listed transparent on the ift-website (www.ift-rosenheim.de/ift-qualitaetszeichen)
  • the product fulfills an increased product quality and usability and is regularly monitored
  • In case of reasonable doubt or hint of abuse (misappropriation), the ift-quality mark will be retested or even withdrawn (black list).