The W. P. Hickman Company will begin labeling all Hickman products tested and Classified by Underwriters Laboratory on April 1, 2011.
The Hickman products that have been specifically engineered and tested to meet the requirements of the ANSI/SPRI ES-1 Wind Design Standard for Edge Systems Used with Low-Slope Roofing Systems, required by the International Building Code will now be embossed for identification.
The miters of UL Classified Hickman products will be embossed on the roof-side back leg with “HICKMAN R25074 UL CLASSIFIED ES-1.”
“The label will allow roofing contractors, architects, owners, roof consultants, and code officials to easily confirm that the roof edge system installed on a building meets the International Building Code requirement of being tested according to ANSI/SPRI ES-1, which has been adopted in all 50 states," says Scott Hickman, CEO. “Our goal is to clearly indicate to roofing professionals that these products will meet code and stay on the building over the long term. Many fabricators claim to have ES-1 tested products, but we are the first to label the products actually have been ES-1 tested.”
The W. P. Hickman Company also provides documentation in the form of a Certificate of Compliance as part of the close out documents to show that the metal edge system that was purchased was tested in accordance with the ANSI/SPRI ES-1 Wind Design Standard for Edge Systems Used with Low-Slope Roofing Systems. A link to UL’s online Classifications Directory that lists Hickman products can be accessed from Hickman’s website at www.wph.com.
The W.P. Hickman Company is a family owned business with over 65 years of experience in the metal roof edging industry. Hickman products offer superior protection against wind and water infiltration and are backed by one of the best warranties in the business. W.P. Hickman, “The Leading Edge since 1945.” For more information on W.P. Hickman or any of its products visit its website at www.wph.com or call 1.800.892.9173.