Edge Metal

Edge Metal: showing partially installed continuous cleat and coping/fascia cover piece.

Edge metal at a low parapet wall.

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Useful Links:

1. Building Codes: "1504.5 Edge Securement for Low-Slope Roofs" from the 2015 International Building Code. Available at the UpCodes website.

2. Coping: Roof Online’s Wall Coping page.

3. Inspection: "Evaluating Wind Resistance of Metal Edge Flashing" is a useful two-page explanation of what to look for and what to do about what you find. Produced by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety. Available on the website of the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center.

4. Standards: ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435/ES-1 "Wind Design Standard for Edge Systems Used with Low Slope Roofing Systems" (2011) can be seen on the Metal-Era website.

5. Standards: For a history and explanation of the ANSI/SPRI ES-1 edge metal standard, see "Why ES-1? A Quick Reference Guide" on the SPRI website.

6. Standards: The NRCA explains ANSI/SPRI ES-1 and certification of sheet metal shop fabricators on this page: Shop-Fabricated Edge Metal Testing. A list of authorized US fabricators can be seen on this page: NRCA's ITS Certification for Compliance with ANSI/SPRI ES-1.

7. Technical: "Architectural Fascia and Coping Wind Tests Report" is a SMACNA Technical Resources Bulletin from 2017 that describes wind uplift testing on custom-fabricated fascia and coping architectural elements constructed in accordance with the SMACNA’s Architectural Sheet Metal Manual. It tells you the maximum sustained load, in pounds, that various types of properly-installed edge metal could withstand before failing.

8. ManufacturersSee here for a list of metal roofing product manufacturers.