Performance Calculator

February 2017 | CSA A440S1-17
Calculations based on AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S. 2/A440-11 (NAFS-11) AND CSA A440S1-17 CANADIAN SUPPLEMENT TO NAFS-11


A Terrain Type – definitions from NBC 2015.

Open terrain – where open terrain is level terrain with only scattered buildings, trees or other obstructions, open water or shorelines.

Rough Terrain – where rough terrain is suburban, urban or wooded terrain extending upwind from the building uninterrupted for at least 1 km or 20 times the height of the building, whichever is greater.

B The minimum Performance Class for building code Part 9 compliance is R, project specifications may require a higher Performance Class, please review the specification and NAFS 2011 for more information.

C An A3 or Fixed rating exceeds the performance of an A2 rating.

D The minimum water resistance test pressure for the application may be higher than that required by the PG level in the NAFS standard.  Verify all product ratings for code compliance


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