What Are Wind Uplifts & How Does Wind Affect Metal Roofing?

In this first episode of a four-part series about wind uplifts and metal roofing, you’ll learn the basics of how wind affects roofing systems and the definition of wind uplifts. On today’s Q&A Monday, Jeff Hock from the Sheffield Metals Technical department joins Thad Barnette to discuss the pressures and loads that roofs can encounter and how to account for those pressures in a metal roofing installation.

Topics covered:

  • What types of forces does wind create on a roof? 0:29
  • What are wind uplifts and how do they affect a roof? 1:23
  • How does wind affect different parts of a roof? 3:10
  • How do wind uplifts affect standing seam panels? 5:01

Watch the Metal Roof Extreme Weather Testing video here.

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