ROOF PANEL TESTING SERVICES

FET offers a wide variety of testing services to the Roof Panel Industry.  Performance testing for roof panels includes a multitude of tests relating to Air Infiltration, Water Penetration and Structural Performance.  Although the majority of our Roof Panel tests are focused on the metal building industry we test a variety of roof products for all industry types.

Testing Services

The list below is a sample of our roof panel testing services.   If you require a Test that is not listed below please contact us at 412-751-4001.

ASTM E72- Structural Performance TestASTM E72 is one of the standard test methods used for conducting strength tests of panels for buildings. This test can be conducted on a vareity of panels including metal roof panels, metal wall panels, wall systems, store fronts, curtain walls, skylights and window systems.

Various loads that can be put onto the system include:
Axial/Compressive Load, Tranverse Load, Concentrated Load, Racking Load
ASTM E283 - Air Leakage TestsASTM E283 is the standard test method for determining rate of air leakage through exterior windows, curtain walls, and doors under specified pressures.
ASTM E330 - Structural Performance TestASTM E330 is the standard test method for structural performance of exterior windows, curtain walls, and doors by uniform static air pressure difference. The ASTM E330 is intended for evaluating the structural performance associated with the specified test subject.
ASTM E331 - Water Penetration TestASTM E331 is the standard test method for water penetration of exterior windows, skylights, doors and curtain walls by uniform static air pressures differential. The ASTM E331 covers the determination of the resistance of exterior windows, curtain walls, skylights and doors to water penetration when water is applied to the outdoor face and exposed edges simultaneously with a uniform static air pressure at the outdoor face - higher than the pressure at the indoor face.
ASTM E455 - Shear Diaphragm TestASTM E455 is the standard test method for static load testing of framed floor or roof diaphragm construction for buildings. The ASTM E455 test method covers procedures designed to evaluate the static shear capacity of a typical segment of a framed diaphragm under simulated loading conditions and to provide a determination of the stiffness of the construction and its connections.
ASTM E1592 - Wind Uplift TestASTM E1592 is the standard test method for structural performance of sheet metal roof and siding systems by uniform static air pressure difference. The ASTM E1592 test method covers the evaluation of the structural performance of sheet metal panels and anchor-to-panel attachments for roof or siding systems under uniform static air pressure differences using a test chamber or support surface.

ASTM E1592 Wind Uplift Test

ASTM E1646 - Water Penetration TestASTM E1646 is the standard test method for water penetration of exterior metal roof panels by uniform static air pressure difference. The ASTM E1646 test method covers the determination of the resistance of exterior metal roof systems to water penetration when water is applied to the outdoor face simulatenously with a static air pressure at the outdoor face higher that the pressure at the indoor face.
ASTM E1680 - Air Infiltration TestASTM E1680 is the standard test method for rate of air leakage through exterior metal roof panels. This test method covers the determination of the resistance of exterior metal roof panels to air infiltration resulting from either positive or negative air pressure differences.
ASTM E1886 / E1996 - Missile Impact TestASTM E1886 is the test method used for the performance of exterior window, curtain walls, doors and impact protective systems impacted by missiles and exposed to cyclic pressure differentials.

ASTM E1996 is the test method used for the performance of exterior windows, curtain walls, doors, and impact protective systems impacted by wind-borne debris in hurricanes.
ASTM E2140 - Water Penetration TestASTM E2140 standard test method for water penetration of metal roof panel systems by static water pressure head. The ASTM E2140 laboratory test covers the determination of the resistance to water penetration of exterior metal roof panel system side-seams, end-laps, and roof plane penetrations when a specified static water pressure head is applied to the outside face of the metal roof panel.
FM 4470 - Foot Traffic Resistance TestFM 4770 is the approval standard through Factory Mutual for single-ply, polymer-modified bitumen sheet, built-up roof and liquid applied roof assemblies for use in Class 1 and noncombustible roof deck construction.
TAS 100 - Wind Driven Rain TestThe Testing Application Standard (TAS) 100 is the test procedure for wind and wind driven rain resistance and increased wind-speed resistance of soffit ventilation stripand continuous or intermittent ventilation system installed at the ridge area.
TAS 100 A - Soffit VentilationThe TAS 100 A determines whether a soffit ventilation and a continuous or intermittent ridge are ventilation system installed within a discontinuous roof system consisting of an underlayment and a prepared roof covering provides sufficient wind driven rain resistance to allow minimal water infiltration through the soffit and ridge are vent during a the test period.
TAS 125 - Structural Performance TestTesting Application Standard (TAS) 125 is the standard test requirement for metal roof systems. The TAS 125 test method covers the testing requirements for structural and non-structural (architectural) metal roof panels.
TAS 201 - Missile Impact TestTesting Application Standard (TAS) 201 covers the impact test procedures. The TAS 201 testing method covers procedures for conducting the impact testing of materials as required by the Florida Building Code - Buildings. The TAS 201 test procedures provide a means of determining whether a particular product used as wall cladding, exterior windows, glazing, exterior doors, skylights, glass block, shutters and any other similar devise used as external protection to maintain the envelope of the building, provides sufficient resistance to wind-borne debris.
TAS 111 - Roof Edge Flashing and Coping TestsTesting Application Standard (TAS) 111 is the test procedure for roof edge flashing and coping performance. The TAS 111 test procedures determine the resistance to uniform loading of a roof edge flashing and coping configuration as required in TAS 111. The TAS 111 test provides a means for determining the maximum upward and outward pressures which a roof edge flashing and coping and its attachment can resist without failure.
ANSI/SPRI ES-1 - Roof Edge Flashing and Coping TestsANSI / SPRI ES-1 is the test method for wind design standard for edge systems used with low slope roofing systems. The ANSI / SPRI ES-1 tests for roof edge flashing and coping.
UL 580 / UL1897 - Structural Performance TestsUnderwriters Laboratories (UL) 580 tests for Uplift Resistance of Roof Assemblies. The UL 580 test method determines the uplift resistance of roof assemblies consisting of the roof deck and roof covering materials.

UL 1897 is the test method used to provide uplift resistance data for the evaluation of the attachment of roof covering systems to roof decks by using differential air pressures. The UL 1897 test evaluates the roof covering systems method of attachment including all roofing components.
SSTD 12-99 - Impact TestSBCCI Test Standard for SSTD 12 from Wind-borne Debris. The SSTD 12 test is designed to evaluate wind-borne debris damage to impact protective systems and exterior glazed opening system.
AISI S908 - Base Test for Purlin / Standing Seam Roof SystemsAISI - American Iron and Steel Institute - AISI S908 Base Test method for purlins supporting a standing seam metal roof system. The purpose of the AISI S908 test is to obtain the reduction factor for use in determining the nominal flexural strength of a purlin supporting a standing seam metal roof system.