Calculator Glossary of Terms

Here’s a summary of our 2020 calculators help hover tips HOVER HELP LABEL GLOSSARY DESCRIPTION ADDITION ROOF TYPE Select Monoslope for studio, shed, or other single slope style roofs.  Gable is also known as A-Frame ASCE EXPOSURE CATEGORY See help for explanations. If unsure, use C for non coastal, D if near coastal or large…

Types of At-Grade Footings Explained

Here’s a description and illustrations we’ve created for footing types we frequently reference in our work for sunrooms, pergolas, carports, screen rooms, signs, and similar at-grade building component structures.   An isolated footing is used to support a single post. Isolated footings are independent footings which are provided for each support. they can be round…

1 Hour Fire Rating For Roof vs Wall

Many ask if there’s a difference between a 1 hour fire rating on a wall product vs a 1 hour fire rating on a roof product. If you think about it, fire (AKA heat) does behave differently as it rises vs. spreads.  In fact, there is a difference: In the Florida Building Code (2014), Section 1505.1,…