ASCE 7, Uplift Ratings and Warranties

Posted By Western States Roofing Contractors Association

Greetings WSRCA Members,

As a follow-up to the Western Roofing Expo Seminar “Roof Wind Speeds: ASCE 7, Uplift Ratings & Warranties” Brian Chamberlain of Carlisle Construction Materials is releasing his PowerPoint presentation to the WSRCA membership for their roofing design library.
An ongoing issue that frustrates the industry as a whole is the confusion in how a roofing assembly will meet the building code, will meet an uplift rating, and be warranted based on local wind speeds. Since local wind speeds is the common factor in all three, an understanding of how wind speed is used associated to each needs to be clarified. This presentation focuses on the process, from uplift to warranty.

Read More