High-R Walls for New Construction Structural Performance: Wind Pressure Testing

Stacey Rothgeb, Stacey Rothgeb (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


This technical report is focused primarily on laboratory testing that evaluates wind pressure performance characteristics for wall systems constructed with exterior insulating sheathing. This research and test activity will help to facilitate the ongoing use of non-structural sheathing options and provide a more in-depth understanding of how wall system layers perform in response to high windperturbations normal to the surface.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages38
StatePublished - 2013

Bibliographical note

Work performed by NAHB Research Center, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-55204

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102013-3627


  • Building America
  • enclosures
  • individual measures
  • out of plane wind testing
  • residential buildings
  • structural performance
  • wind pressure testing


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