OMG® Roofing Products has unveiled the most comprehensive Wind Calculator in the commercial roofing industry for determining the uplift requirements for a building’s edge metal system, such as fascia or coping. The new calculator, available on the new OMG Roofing App as well as the OMG website, is based on the latest IBC and ASCE standards. Specifiers, contractors, and end-users simply 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, 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.
Unlike other wind calculators on the market, 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 the best OMG EdgeSystems product that meets the design requirements.
Headquartered in Agawam, Massachusetts, OMG Roofing Products is a global supplier of commercial roofing products including specialty fasteners, insulation adhesives, engineered edge metal systems, roof drains, solar anchors, as well as productivity tools such as RhinoBond®. The company’s focus is delivering products and services that improve contractor productivity and enhance roof system performance.