Perimeter sheet metal is the first line of defense for your roofing system. Unfortunately, not enough attention is given to this integral roof component. Metal-Era’s “Understanding ANSI/SPRI ES-1” continuing education program addresses this important, but frequently misunderstood topic.
There are numerous benefits of adequate perimeter edge securement. It ensures that the large investment placed into a new roof system will remain intact as the building and the roof are exposed to high wind events. In addition, a well designed perimeter edge can prevent damage to neighboring buildings that are a result of roof edge failures.
The International Building Code requires adherence to the ANSI/SPRI ES-1 standard on all low sloped roofs. It is imperative that the commercial building community understands the standard and how it relates to the overall building envelope. Typical shop fabricated edge metal is not always fabricated to comply with this standard and our continuing education program helps the industry understand the difference between field or shop fabricated metal compared to a roof edge system that is built with strict adherence to the standard’s requirements. This presentation will help to better understand the ANSI/SPRI ES-1 document as well as the benefits of specifying an edge metal flashing that is performance tested to the ANSI/SPRI ES-1 method
– To understand previous Wind Design Standards
– To recognize the need for ANSI/SPRI ES-1 Standard
– To understand the ES-1 Standard & Key Components
– Understand how to Calculate Wind Design Pressure
Celebrating over 30 years of unequaled service in the industry, Metal-Era provides a wide selection of engineered roof edge systems designed to meet the roofing industry’s strictest standards. In 2006 Metal-Era introduced an innovative line of airflow products, to provide commercial buildings with proper intake and exhaust venting. Metal-Era employees and its nationwide network of experienced representatives and distributors are dedicated to providing superior products and personalized service. For more information about Metal-Era, visit www.metalera.com.
Metal-Era is a registered provider with the American Institute of Architects (provider number J481) and the Roof Consultants Institute. Attendees of Understanding ANSI/SPRI ES-1 (AIA program number MET 103) are eligible to earn (1) AIA CEU, (1) AIA HSW and (1) RCI CEH.
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