DASMA, a standards development organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has developed many standards for the industry, several of which have been approved by ANSI.
These DASMA standards are available for download in PDF format.
Standard for Lifting Cables for Sectional Type Doors
Performance Criteria for Accessible Communications Entry Systems
Standard for Rolling Grilles
Standard for Rolling Sheet Doors
Standard for Fire Rated Rolling Door Assemblies
Standard for Non-Fire Rated Rolling Doors
Specifications for Sectional Overhead-Type Doors
Test Method for Thermal Transmittance and Air Infiltration of Garage Doors
Room Fire Test Standard for Garage Doors Using Foam Plastic Insulation
Standard Method for Testing Sectional Garage Doors and Rolling Doors: Determination of Structural Performance Under Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
Standard Method for Testing and Rating Sectional Doors: Determination of Life cycling Performance
Standard Method for Testing Sectional Garage Doors: Determination of Structural Performance Under Missile Impact and Cyclic Wind Pressure
Standard for Section Interfaces on Residential Garage Door Systems
Specification for High Performance Doors and Grilles
Specification for High Speed Doors and Grilles
Frequently Asked Questions
Standard for Counterbalance Systems on Residential Sectional Garage Doors
Conformance is voluntary, because the standard is voluntary.
There are three options: 1) install counterbalance components so that they cannot be removed before tension is released from the system, 2) provide counterbalance component fasteners that require special knowledge, skill or tool for removal, and 3) provide counterbalance components that are red in color.
Those wanting to conform to the standard may choose the appropriate method best suited for their business. Manufacturers must then supply the necessary design, components, and instructions according to their selected conformance method.
Warning labels are to be used when red counterbalance components are supplied. The manufacturer may decide to supply warning labels in conjunction with either of the other two options, but they are not required in these cases.