Static Wind Load Construction
Static wind loaded rolling doors secure the curtain within the guides when in the closed position to prevent the door from blowing out due to high wind speeds.
Our service, insulated and fire doors can be configured to withstand the full range of specific static wind load requirements including missile impact ratings. Click here to see how they withstood Hurricane Ivan.
Static wind load ratings are available when mounting to steel, concrete and CMU. They have have been validated through third party testing to one or more of the following performance criteria:
- ASTM E 330
- Miami-Dade County test protocols TAS 201, TAS 202 and TAS 203
- Florida Building Code (FBC)
- Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
- Signed and Sealed Calculations
Find our agency listings here:
- Building Code Compliance Office, Miami-Dade County, Florida
- Florida Building Code Online
- Texas Department of Insurance
- Cornell codes and listings
If you only know the wind speed and a couple of the other variable for determining the required wind load, the DASMA website has a wind load calculator that determines the approximate PSF requirements. This should only be used as a guide.
If you are in need of the exact PSF requirements the following variables are required: wind speed (in mph), exposure category, door area, mean roof height, roof slope, directional factor, surrounding topography, zone, positive or negative pressure and internal building pressure.
If you need further assistance, our Architectural Design support team can help you in translating building codes or determining the appropriate wind load. Contact us to discuss your project.
If you are looking for operational wind load, please check out our Wind-Master Service and Insulated Door.