OMG Roofing Products has unveiled the Wind Calculator to the commercial roofing industry for determining the uplift requirements of a building’s edge metal (fascia or coping) system. The calculator, available on the OMG Roofing App as well as at OMGRoofing.com, is based on the latest IBC and ASCE standards. Specifiers, contractors and end-users provide a few pieces of data for immediate project design pressure information.
Required inputs include project zip code, building height, project name, wind exposure category (B, C or D), as well as the building’s classification or risk category. Smart software allows users to provide a specific wind speed value for the project, or use a specific ASCE 7 version to look up values.
The OMG Wind Calculator provides comprehensive data for each of the various zones on the roof, including pressures for the perimeter, corners, and field of the roof, as well as horizontal wall pressure and the calculated vertical and horizontal design pressures. The results also present the actual wind speed and velocity pressure. With the information provided, specifiers and contractors can select OMG EdgeSystems product that meets the design requirements.
The calculator is available online, and on the OMG Roofing App, which is available on the App Store or Google Play.