Follow Proper ANSI/SPRI/FM4435 ES-1 Guidelines for Perimeter Roof Edge Components
Staying educated and knowledgeable about ANSI/SPRI/FM4435 ES-1 testing procedures and requirements will help keep you out of potential legal problems arising from using products that do not meet building code standards. National ES Testing Service, Inc. shares helpful information to explain the requirements and compliance process.
Roofing Industry Background
After years of following recommended guidelines with no basis on performance, the roofing industry was finally provided with testing standards to comply with when manufacturing and installing metal edge roofing systems. SPRI developed this testing standard, approved by ANSI and ICC, and added to the IBC in 2003 and 2006. Every company that works in commercial roofing should understand these guidelines.
Limiting Risk of Litigation
Cost-savings, product availability, and contractor convenience are all reasons inferior products might be substituted for required parts. Educating your business on the specifics of the ANSI/SPRI/FM4435 ES-1 Standard requirements for roof edge systems can help reduce your company's exposure to potential litigation.
Impact of Building Code Violations
Failure to follow ANSI/SPRI/FM4435 ES-1 standards and testing procedures for copings, fascia, and gravel-stops could lead to code violations, legal trouble, and financial burden for contractors. This is true even if there is no provision in the building contract. Learn how these scenarios can cost you and how to avoid violations.
Perimeter Edge Partner
We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure our three-step testing process meets the wind-load testing requirements for perimeter edge metal terminations. The fact that nearly 80% of all roofing failures begin or are directly related to roof edge construction and quality is why our testing is so critical. Here's how we got here.
Determining ANSI/SPRI/FM4435 ES-1 Standards
ANSI and SPRI developed an equation for various features to calculate a building's ability to withstand wind loads and pass building code requirements. The five key elements include building height, building location, building occupancy, wind speed, and any special terrain considerations, all detailed here.
Certificate of ANSI/SPRI/FM4435 ES-1 Compliance
Once the fabricated materials have run through testing and passed with the required test results, we will provide a certificate for ANSI/SPRI ES-1 compliance for your company’s records. This is essential backup documentation should any issues arise with the roof. View a sample of the certificate here.
ANSI/SPRI/FM4435 ES-1 Tested Products
Want to ensure your roof edge system on a commercial building meets these essential building code standards and requirements? Not only do we test metal roof edge systems at National ES Testing Service Inc, but we can also provide suggestions for modifications to ensure your products get the best testing results. Contact us to learn more.