Roofing Wind Speeds


In the industry there is a need to sort out the confusion between building codes, uplift rated assemblies, and warranties by explaining what each offers and how they should be considered. To understand the building code, we need to review how uplift is determined and the industry’s accepted rating method of roofing assemblies for comparison. After understanding the code criteria, discussion will focus on how roofing warranty wind speed coverage is regarded by the industry and building code will be reviewed for clarity.


Learning Objectives:
  1. Review the changes within the latest version of ASCE 7.
  2. Understand the differences in how warranty winds speeds are handled by roofing manufacturers and what to watch out for so the building owner receives the most comprehensive coverage.
  3. Learn the basic design process for choosing the correct roofing assembly.
  4. Understand how roof assemblies are tested and rated for uplift pressures.
Education Content: Advanced
Course Accreditation:
American Institute of Architects (AIA) | 1 AIA LU/HSW | Course Number: CSTe-RFG601-23
International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) | 1 IIBEC CEH