ASTM C1568 - 08(2013)

    Standard Test Method for Wind Resistance of Concrete and Clay Roof Tiles (Mechanical Uplift Resistance Method)

    Active Standard ASTM C1568 | Developed by Subcommittee: C15.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The method of attachment of roof tiles to the roof deck, or support structure, is one factor in the resistance of concrete and clay roof tiles to the action of wind. Several systems of attachment, and even combinations of systems, are used in the application of tile to a roof. The mechanical uplift resistance of the tile, when applied to the roof by any attachment system approved by, and in accordance with, the manufacturer's instructions, is a primary factor in the tile's resistance to the action of wind. This test method determines the mechanical uplift resistance that is related to resistance to the uplift forces acting as a result of wind. Natural wind conditions differ with respect to intensity, duration, and turbulence; these conditions are beyond the means of this test method to simulate.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers a procedure to determine the mechanical uplift resistance of concrete and clay roof tiles, which relates to the wind resistance of an air-permeable roof tile system as applied to a roof.

    1.2 The procedure covers mechanically-fastened attachment systems, adhesive-set attachment systems, and mortar-set attachment systems, or combinations of attachment systems, that are used to apply tile to a roof.

    1.3 The values stated in inch pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are given for reference only.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C43 Terminology of Structural Clay Products

    C67 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Brick and Structural Clay Tile

    C140 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Concrete Masonry Units and Related Units

    C1167 Specification for Clay Roof Tiles

    C1492 Specification for Concrete Roof Tile

    SBCCI Standard

    SBCCISSDT11SBCCI Test Standard for Determining Wind Resistance of Concrete or Clay Roof Tiles

    ASCE Standard

    ASCE7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.060.20 (Roofs)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30131703(Concrete tiles or flagstones)


    DOI: 10.1520/C1568

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