New MCA White Paper Addresses Best Roofing Practices
Chicago, IL - The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has
published a new white paper, Roofing Best Practices: FORTIFIED HOME
PROGRAM, 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.
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.
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
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 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. For more information about MCA, visit www.metalconstruction.org.