Contact National ES Testing Services for ANSI/SPRI ES-1 Compliance Testing

Metal roof edge compliance testing

After observing the devastating effects of hurricane Hugo in 1989, FM Global began to come up with an important set of building standards that address the way a roof’s edges are constructed and installed. These standards contributed to the evolution of the ANSI/SPRI ES-1 compliance standard, which addresses the structural integrity of the substrate that anchors the edge, wind resistance of the edge detail, and materials specifications. The majority of roofing fabricators and designers in the United States have now confidently adopted these standards because they know that roofs with tested edges provide wind securement at the most vulnerable area of the roof….the perimeter.

Since our founding many years ago, National ES Testing Services, Inc. has become the number one company for ANSI SPRI ES-1 compliance testing services in the United States. Over the years, our team of highly skilled professionals has had the pleasure of working in a wide range of commercial building projects, including industrial plants, shopping centers, malls, high rise buildings, and many more. As a leader in sheet metal perimeter edge testing services, National ES Testing Service, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring that your commercial building is 100% compliant to the 2012 International Building Code Standards. We perform in-depth compliance testing on the following key roof edging elements: wind speed, building occupancy, building height, location on roof, and building location.

If you or your company is looking for affordable perimeter roof edge testing to ANSI/SPRI ES-1 compliance, then you should contact us. In addition to performing ANSI/SPRI ES-1 testing on your shop fabricated products, we have available for purchase a testing machine meant for your own in-house roof edge compliance testing. These machines can be strategically placed in your companies locations throughout the country to ensure company-wide building compliance at all times. We also offer exclusive discounts when testing machines are purchased in bulk.

Affordable Products and Services for ES-1 Compliance Testing

Metal roof edge compliance testing facility

Prior to 1980, there were no roofing edge standards that building manufacturers could adhere to. Soon after witnessing the devastating effects of hurricane Hugo in 1989, FM Global pioneered a system of standards and approvals to use on FM Global insured properties. The design community soon adopted this system, and SPRI developed a series of three tests for judging the quality and durability of fascia and coping. Since then, the following factors are considered when designing the edge of a roof: structural integrity of the substrate that anchors the edge, wind resistance of the edge detail, and materials specifications.

National ES Testing Service, Inc. performs the following two test procedures to ensure that your commercial building is fully compliant with ANSI SPRI ES-1 standards:

Test 1: The roof edge termination is tested for mechanically attached and ballasted roofing systems. The test evaluates the perimeter attachment to ensure that it meets a minimum holding power of 100lbs/ft. Failure is defined as any event that allows the membrane to come free of the edge termination or the termination to come free.

Test RE-2: This test evaluates the strength of the metal edge flashing to ensure that the fascia system meets or exceeds the building’s calculated design wind pressure. As a pull-off test, a load is applied to the fascia’s metal itself, simulating wind load on the fascia. Roof edge compliance requires the results to meet or exceed the calculated design wind pressure of the building.

Test RE-3: The second test is a pull-off test for metal wall coping. It evaluates the strength of the metal coping cap to ensure that it meets or exceeds the building’s calculated design wind pressure. A load is applied to the coping cap, simulating wind load. The results must meet or exceed the calculated design wind pressure of the building.

To learn more about the metal roofing edge products testing offered by National ES Testing Service, Inc., visit our website.

ANSI/SPRI ES-1 Compliant Testing Service: The Ideal Way to Ensure a Roof’s Quality

quality testing of metal roof panel

There is an increasing number of natural weather phenomena that can cause a building to sustain structural damage to the roof edge terminations. That’s why it’s very important and necessary to keep in mind all the quality and safety standards during the construction of a building. The roof edge is of particular importance as it is the leading edge of protection against high wind damage, and the overall protection of commercial building projects nationwide. Always choose or provide a sheet metal option that meets ANSI/SPRI ES-1 compliance.

ANSI/SPRI ES-1 compliance is a quality standard, which ensures that roofs are tested according to rigorous parameters. This quality standard also assures that roof edge products have the potential to stand firm even in wind storms, heavy rain and other related high wind situations. They also help to ensure security to the building and to the people inside.

When it comes to ensuring that the roof edge products are in compliance with the ANSI/SPRI ES-1, ANSI SPRI FM4435 ES-1, and ANSI/SPRI GD-1 Standards, companies nationwide have counted on the professional services provided by National ES Testing Service, Inc. We are the pioneer and most trustworthy name in ANSI/SPRI ES-1 compliance and testing. Our experts can help you produce a superior quality roof edge product by guiding you through every step of the ES-1 testing process. When you are working on producing roof edge products for commercial, industrial or government applications, we can help you enhance your business by testing your sheet metal details to make them compliant with State, Local and International Building Codes.

There are several different factors to consider in determining targeted pressures for ES-1 compliance such as Wind Speed, Building Occupancy, Building Height, Location on the Roof, and the Buildings’ physical location. We offer services that help manufacturing companies make sure their roof edge fabrications are in line with current building code standards. The ultramodern test apparatus we use for perimeter roof edge testing has cutting-edge features such as:

  • Fully Automated Touch Screen Control (w/ Custom Designed Software)
  • Integrated Ultra Sonic Safety Features and Product Adaptability
  • Capable of Testing Samples Up To 12′-0″ Lengths
  • Fully Portable – Can Be Moved Quickly and Easily
  • Operates on Standard 110V Power Source
  • Downloadable Data via Standard USB Ports
  • On-board Data Calibration

With the use of this advanced, comprehensive and patented technology, National ES Testing Service is able to provide roof edge testing solutions for all low slope perimeter roof edge terminations, and many types of roof applications. These kinds of testing solutions ensure complete safety for malls, shopping centers and other high-rise buildings where roof securements are used in construction. This provides complete protection even in the worst weather situations for a variety of industries. The comprehensive roof edge testing solutions provided by National ES Testing Service, Inc. certify that the products are in adherence to State and Local building codes, as well as with the requirements of the 2003 International Building Code (IBC). 

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