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Wind Load Construction

Meeting todayís new wind load requirements for coiling doors is no longer just about picking wind speed. Numerous factors must be considered in order to correctly specify the psf that a door needs to withstand. Test or design load, mean roof height, door location and roof slope are just a few of the critical criteria.


 

 

 




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These factors may be confusing, but Cornell is ready to help translate these requirements and provide the right product to meet your projectís wind load demands. As proven, Cornellís exclusive software can analyze the required psf and product specifications to automatically configure your equipment needs.

Cornell also leads the industry with an onsite test chamber to provide proof of wind load performance on their innovative designs. Plus, Cornellís full time Engineering Services staff is dedicated to providing application assistance for all of their closure products.

Cornell Service and Thermiser doors can be configured to withstand the full range of specific wind load requirements including missile impact ratings. Specified wind load designs have been performance validated through third party testing to one or more of the following performance criteria:

  • ANSI/DASMA-108

  • ASTM E 330

  • Miami-Dade County test protocols PA 201, PA 202 and PA 203

  • Florida Building Code (FBC)

  • SBCCI / ICC-ES

  • Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)

When it comes to the safety and security of your building, especially in extreme conditions, you can trust Cornell's expertise and more than 175 years of experience. Don't be left twisting in the wind.

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