ONDUVILLA® Wind Test

The best investment to protect your home from a storm is to have a professional installation company install a wind-resistant roof. If the roof fails in a storm, then the damage to the rest of the house will be extensive.

wind damaged roof

Traditional Asphalt Shingles Blown Off Roof by Storm Winds


The ONDUVILLA roofing system is designed to resist winds up to 150 miles per hour and has been shown to successfully withstand winds up to 215 miles per hour. You can see the video of the wind tunnel test on the right. The test was performed at the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel at the University of Maryland, a state-of-the-art facility that has been conducting wind tests on a variety of systems and structures since 1949. The wind in the tunnel is generated by a propeller that was donated from a large military aircraft.

We installed ONDUVILLA on a plywood deck that was securely anchored in the wind tunnel. Then the staff in the control room sped up the propeller until the revolutions per minute maxed out with 215 miles-per-hour wind. Considering that a Category 5 hurricane has a wind speed of 157 miles per hour or higher, it was impressive to see that ONDUVILLA had no deformation or damage when subjected to the highest wind speed that the wind tunnel could deliver. Our wind tests, in the same wind tunnel, on polymer slate and traditional asphalt roof shingles showed dramatic uplift at wind speeds below 100 miles per hour.

The test results support our confidence in offering a 150-miles-per-hour wind warranty for professionally installed ONDUVILLA.

For more information, please contact Zach Stopyro, Vice President of Sales for Pro Channel Markets, or Buddy Pullen, National Technical Manager, by e-mail at info@onduvilla-usa.com. Both of them were there to witness the tests and can talk to you about ONDUVILLA features and benefits.

 
Compare ONDUVILLA and traditional asphalt roof shingles in the wind tunnel.
ONDUVILLA and traditional asphalt roof shingles
 
ONDUVILLA roofing in wind test tunnel
wind tunnel propeller