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Specifying wind design

NRCA is receiving an increasing number of reports indicating project drawings and specifications incompletely, inadequately or inaccurately address proper wind design for low-slope membrane roof systems. Some designs, according to reports, only include a specification requirement for the roof system manufacturer to provide a wind warranty.

But there are minimum requirements for proper wind design of low-slope membrane roof systems.

Code requirements

Building codes typically provide specific requirements for reporting design loads, including wind loads, in contract documents.

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