Petersen Aluminum has recently completed the FEMA 361 Hurricane Impact testing. The FEMA 361 document addresses the design and construction of community safe rooms which will provide protection to a large number of people (anywhere from 12 up to several hundred) during hurricane events. The latest edition of FEMA 361 meets and exceeds the design criteria set forth in ICC-500, Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters.
Specifically, the assembly must consist of:
- 20 GA or 18 GA Steel Decking
- Uplift pressures in excess of -150 PSF for the corners of the building
- Minimum 40 MIL “peel and stick” membrane – No 30# felt
- 180 Degree seamed panel to meet above pressures (as is Tite-Loc Plus)
- 5/8” Dens Deck in assembly to achieve fire rating
For more information regarding this test, call your local PAC branch or visit www.fema.gov.Tags: metal standing seam roofing, PAC-CLAD Panels, Tite-Loc