The draft version of ASCE/SEI 7-16 includes significant changes regarding Components & Cladding (C&C) wind loads on roofs which will affect a wide range of roof products/applications, including: rake connections, roof sheathing suction loads/connections, rafter spans, roof framing capacity, solar panel attachments, etc.

These changes will impact prescriptive requirements in the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) and International Building Code (IBC), as well as American Wood Council’s Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) and Special Design Provisions for Wind (SDPWS).