Did you realize that when people talk about wind ratings for roofs, they are not actually talking about wind speeds? Actually, the standards set by ASCE specify wind uplift pressures. This means that ratings for roofing systems considers pounds per square foot. Most people assume a wind rating is referring to the wind speed itself. There is no direct, exact link to wind speed, because it’s one of the five factors that civil engineers use to determine the needs of a roof.

UPLIFT CALCULATIONS FOR ROOFING SYSTEMS

State or local rules generally specify what calculation to use exactly. Meanwhile, civil engineers determine the needs of an individual structure’s roof. These engineers will consider five basic factors:

  • building height
  • building location
  • surrounding terrain
  • building openings
  • building use

Then, they use all of this data within a formula. The result is knowing the pressure in pounds per square foot that the building may face. This lets them know exactly what rating a roof will need. Our products meet many different building code rules even when others can’t. Our shingles consist of reeds bound using a patented stainless steel binding system. This makes a huge difference in strength.

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