Accredited Value – The Importance of Accredited Third-Party Testing and Product Evaluation
Whether it’s building components, N95 masks, or canned beans, most products we use in our daily lives require 3rd party testing and evaluation to ensure the products we purchase and use meet industry performance and safety standards. When it comes to metal roofing, this is as true as ever. No one wants a metal roof to fail when mother nature strikes. Not only can this result in property damage due to stormwater intrusion, wind damage, etc., the loss of a metal roof can also be a risk to human life.
When evaluating metal roof suppliers, understand what steps companies have to take to ensure their product meets not just industry performance standards (AISI, ASTM, etc.), but also building code compliance (IBC, IRC). Do the metal roofing suppliers have their product performance independently evaluated by accredited agencies? Who has certified their products as code compliant?
It is critical to ensure that any published product performance is accurate. No misrepresentation, no errors. This is where accredited third-party testing and product evaluation is crucial. AEP Span’s metal roofing panels are not only evaluated by independent, accredited testing labs, our products have also been rigorously reviewed for product performance and evaluated for code compliance by IAPMO-UES, one of the two foremost code compliance agencies today. AEP Span’s roofing panels are the most extensively evaluated and proven panels on the market.
Take comfort in knowing we care as much about your safety as you do!
AEP Span’ s Corrugated Metal code compliance report link: #ER-0550
AEP Span’ s Standing Seam code compliance report link: #ER-0309
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