What is a wind load calculator?
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The primary purpose of a wind load calculator is to determine the wind load pressures that are applied to (any type of) a structure. The most popular use for a wind load calculator is to determine the wind load pressures for walls, roofs, windows, doors, sunroofs, etc. of a building, but it can also be for signs, poles, and fences.
It is good to know that there are two types of wind load pressures according to ASCE 7. There are the MWFRS (Main Wind Force Resisting Systems) and there is also C&C (Components & Cladding). What is the difference? The MWFRS is for wind pressures applied to the entire structure, and C&C is for zoned wind pressures. There are five (5) wind pressure zones for components and cladding. Zones 1, 2, and 3 are for the roof of the structure and zones 4 and 5 are for the walls. The components and cladding wind load calculator pressures is what all permit departments required to be provided with your architectural and engineering drawings.