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What are wind load calculations?

Wind load refers to the pressure exerted by wind on various structures such as windows and doors.

These numbers can either be positive or negative. When wind forces act towards a structure, they are positive pressures. Conversely, negative wind pressures act away from a structure. We test our impact-resistance windows for both positive and negative wind pressures, and wind load calculations refer to both of these pressures. Structural engineers use wind load calculations to design specific solutions for different structures.

  • The unit for wind pressure (P) is pounds per square foot (psf)
  • Wind speed is measured in miles per hour (V)
  • P = 0.00256 x V2

Our team utilizes wind load calculations to ensure all of our windows not only meet but exceed the ability to withstand the potential wind forces from a hurricane.

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