AeroEdge® is significantly better than conventional edging.
AeroEdge® Impact Comparison
AeroEdge significantly reduces uplift across all wind speeds and all building heights.
Conventional roof edging only provides waterproofing and actually creates unnecessary uplift by promoting the formation of edge vortices (see 'How AeroEdge® Works’ for more details).
Robust wind tunnel testing proved that AeroEdge® reduces max. wind uplift forces by 50% (see ‘AeroEdge® Reduces Roof Uplift’).
Videos of full scale testing, further demonstrate the vastly improved resiliency of roofs with AeroEdge® (see ‘Reducing Uplift, Reduces Damage’).
Example: AeroEdge® reduces the uplift from max. CAT 4 winds (157 mph) down to the uplift ‘as if’ only max. CAT 2 winds (111 mph)!
Example wind field maps: Below are wind field maps of 2004 Hurricane Charlie generated from NOAA data. The maps show the approximate extent of max. wind speeds ranging from tropical storm to hurricane CAT 4 just prior to landfall. Although a major hurricane, Charley’s relatively small diameter confined the areas of max. winds to a narrow swath as it moved inland and the winds began to subside.
|Approximate Extent of Max. Wind Speeds||Reduced Uplift - AeroEdge® 'As-if' Wind Speeds|
To learn how you can install AeroEdge® to mitigate hurricane wind damage or to learn more:
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