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Building Code Requirements for Exterior Cladding

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The International Building Code (IBC) has three main chapters that apply to exterior cladding.

Chapter 14 - Exterior Walls
  • Metal veneers
  • Exterior wall openings,/windows & doors
  • Vapor retarders / weather resistive barriers
  • Flashing details
  • Weather protection
  • Combustible material of it applies to exterior walls and assemblies
  • MCM (Metal Composite Material)
  • EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finishing System)
  • Specific adherence to prevention of water infiltration
  • Combustible materials on exterior side of exterior walls

Chapter 15 - Roof Assemblies & Rooftop Structures
  • Definitions of various roof assemblies
    • Ballast
    • Modified
    • Asphalt
    • Metal roof panel
    • Metal roof shingle
    • Other roof systems such as through fastened metal panel systems
  • Weather protection
  • Performance requirements
  • Fire classifications
  • Requirements for roof coverings

Chapter 16 - Structural Design
  • Load requirements
  • General design requirements
  • Load combinations
ATAS has the technical expertise to offer design assistance to assure that our products meet or exceed the building code requirements throughout the world.