Certifications

Whirlwind is committed to maintaining the highest levels of competency within its organization, as well as the quality of goods we provide. The certifications below represent our ability to continuously meet the highest standards within a given category.

IAS

We currently have IAS AC472 certification at our Houston plant.  The IAS certification replaced the AISC-MB certification for quality and assurance. 

For more information on IAS Certification please visit their website.

 

City of Houston

City of Houston – Public Works and Engineering certificate of approval.

  • Houston, TX

ENERGY STAR®

We currently offer over 17 ENERGY STAR-approved colors. Choosing an ENERGY STAR-rated finish for your next roof/wall project can save you up to 40% in your energy costs. ENERGY STAR colors are also indicated on our color selection chart for quick reference.

Agricultural/Residential

Commercial/Industrial

Standing Seam/Architectural

To learn more about ENERGY STAR, please visit their website.

Florida Product Approval

FL# FL# Category Subcategory Product Compliance Method Substrate Approved
FL11435 11435.1 Structural Components Roof Deck 26 Gage 7.2 Evaluation Report Purlins at 5'-0" Centers  
  11435.2     24 Gage Super Seam II Evaluation Report Purlins at 5'-0" Centers  
  11435.3     26 Gage Super Seam Plus Evaluation Report Purlins at 5'-0" Centers  
  11435.4     24 Gage Super Span X Evaluation Report Purlins at 5'-0" and 2'-0" Centers HVHZ
  11435.5     26 Gage Super Span X Evaluation Report Purlins at 5'-0" Centers  
  11435.6     24 Gage Weather Lok 16 Evaluation Report See Report HVHZ
  11435.7     24 Gage Weather Snap Evaluation Report Purlins at 4'-0" Centers  
FL11471 11471.1 Roofing Metal Roofing 29 Gage Cor Span Evaluation Report 1/2" Plywood  
  11471.2     29 Gage Low Rib Evaluation Report 1/2" Plywood  
  11471.3     29 Gage Sturdi-Rib Evaluation Report 1/2" Plywood  
  11471.4     29 Gage Sturdi-Span Evaluation Report 1/2" Plywood  
  11471.5     29 Gage Super Span Evaluation Report 1/2" Plywood  
  11471.6     26 Gage Weather Guard Evaluation Report 1/2" Plywood  
  11471.7     24 Gage Weather-Lok 16 Evaluation Report 1/2" Plywood  
  11471.8     24 Gage Weather Snap Evaluation Report 1/2" Plywood  
FL11472 11472.1 Structural Components Structural Wall 26 Gage 7.2 Evaluation Report Girts at 5'-0"  
  11472.2     26 Gage Super Span Evaluation Report Girts at 5'-0"  
  11472.3     24 Gage Super Span X Evaluation Report Girts at 5'-0" HVHZ
  11472.4     26 Gage Super Span X Evaluation Report Girts at 5'-0"  

FM

Factory Mutual approved Whirlwind panels:

Trade Name: Weather Lok-16™ Standing Seam Roof Panels
Size: 24 ga. or 22 ga. steel panels, AZ50 or 55 Galvalume coated with Akzo Nobel Trinar® (Kynar 500® Fluoropolymer), Valspar Fluropon® (Kynar 500® Fluoropolymer), Akzo Ceram-A-Star™ 950/940 (Siliconized Polyester), or Akzo Polydure 1000® coating (Polyester) coating, 16 in. (406 mm) wide Min 16 ga. ASTM A570, Gr. 55, ASTM A607, Gr. 55 or ASTM A653, Gr. 50 steel having a min yield strength of 50 ksi (345 N/mm2)
Optional Insulation: Certain Teed, Johns Manville, Knauf, Owens Corning or Schuller light-density fibrous glass blanket insulation, max 6 in. (152 mm) thick, max density of 1.5 pcf (24 kg/m3) with polypropylene reinforced metallized polyester, polypropylene scrim kraft, polypropylene scrim foil, polypropylene reinforced fiberglass-polyester, vinyl scrim metalized polyester or foil scrim draft facers.
Trade Name: Super Seam Plus Standing Seam Roof System
Clips: HW 3140 Low or HW 3160 High Movable Clips or HW-214 Low or HW-216 High Articulating Clips or HW-2122 Low or HW-2124 High Super Seam Plus Sliding Clips or HW-2126 Low or HW-2128 High Super Seam Plus Super Sliding Clips
Size: 22 ga. (0.0299 in., 0.76 mm) or 24 ga. (0.0239 in., 0.61 mm) steel panels, max 24 in. (610 mm) wide coated with Ceram-A-Star or Trinar paint or Galvalume
Supports: Min 16 ga. (.0598 in., 1.5 mm) steel supporting members

Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)

RC-82: Strudi-Rib (26 gauge and 29 gauge) metal roof panels [PDF] 10/28/04
RC-83: Super Span panel (26 gauge and 29 gauge) metal Roof Panels [PDF] 1/14/2005
RC-84: Low-Rib (25 gauge and 29 gauge) metal roof Panels [PDF] 1/14/2005
RC-85: Weather Lok Panels [PDF] 1/14/2005

Underwriters Laboratories

Our products currently fall into two groups of standards: Uplift Resistance and Fire Ratings.

Standard for Uplift Resistance of Roof Assemblies, UL 580.

Listings and Classifications of products that are in complicance with the above Standard are contained in the Roofing Materials & Systems Directory. This Directory is updated annually. Construction number for specific Whirlwind products:

  • Const No. 39
  • Const No. 30
  • Const No. 167
  • Const No. 79
  • Const No. 240
  • Const No. 506

Standard for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials, UL 263.

Listings and Classifications of products that are in complicance with the above Standard are contained in the Fire Resistance Directory This Directory is updated annually. Design Numbers using metal building type components are:

  • Design No. P265
  • Design No. P516
  • Design No. U425
  • Design No. U489
  • Design No. X524
  • Design No. X530
  • Design No. X531

For more information on all of Whirlwind's Certifications & Associates, please contact our Research and Development department here.