MCA releases white paper addressing roofing best practices

CHICAGO – October 5, 2020 -- The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has published a new white paper Roofing Best Practices: FORTIFIED HOME PORGRAM available at metalconstruction.org/tech-resources. It outlines an educational program that has been developed to provide guidance as well as a model for certification for enhanced wind performance for roofing applications.

The FORTIFIED program has been developed by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS). The program’s objective was for roofing materials to have greater resistance to severe weather conditions and prevent roofing failure from wind uplift and excessive wind loading. The paper also details how the study differentiates from current IBC and IRC requirements regarding metal roofing construction and retrofit.

The FORTIFIED program is the result of several existing roof tests as well as field experience dealing with this type of wind loading. The performance levels are generally more than what is required by local codes.

“This is important work,” says Jeff Henry, MCA’s executive director, “We are always seeking higher safety standards, and this study shows a clear path to safer roofing installation.”

The white paper is free for download on the MCA website in the resources section.

About the Metal Construction Association

The Metal Construction Association brings together a diverse industry for the purpose of expanding the use of metal in construction through marketing, research, technology and education. Companies involved in MCA gain tremendous benefit from association activities that focus on research, codes and standards, market development, and technical programs. MCA’s market development efforts increase the use of metal materials in construction through the education of the building and design communities about the benefits of metal.

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