Thursday, April 24, 2014


Wind-Borne Codes 

Wind-Borne Codes: As coastal development and populations increase, damage to property during hurricanes and storms has intensified. A major cause of property damage and injury is the penetration of the building envelope by wind-borne debris caused by powerful wind,  rain and internal/external pressure changes.

 

I'm Still Standing...In 2004 a storm surge ripped-off the entire 2nd floor of this beach front home. Our products made it through the storm. Because of that ... The client could re-build in the same location on the beach. 

Defending Against Damage and Devastation, Protecting Property and People . . . Is smart and necessary as a growing list of Coastal States mandate the use of IMPACT resistant products in Wind-Borne Debris Regions.


Hurricane Names

Atlantic Names
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Alberto
Beryl
Chris
Debby
Ernesto
Florence
Gordon
Helene
Isaac
Joyce
Kirk
Leslie
Michael
Nadine
Oscar
Patty
Rafael
Sandy
Tony
Valerie
William
Andrea
Barry
Chantal
Dorian
Erin
Fernand
Gabrielle
Humberto
Ingrid
Jerry
Karen
Lorenzo
Melissa
Nestor
Olga
Pablo
Rebekah
Sebastien
Tanya
Van
Wendy
Arthur
Bertha
Cristobal
Dolly
Edouard
Fay
Gonzalo
Hanna
Isaias
Josephine
Kyle
Laura
Marco
Nana
Omar
Paulette
Rene
Sally
Teddy
Vicky
Wilfred
Ana
Bill
Claudette
Danny
Erika
Fred
Grace
Henri
Ida
Joaquin
Kate
Larry
Mindy
Nicholas
Odette
Peter
Rose
Sam
Teresa
Victor
Wanda
Alex
Bonnie
Colin
Danielle
Earl
Fiona
Gaston
Hermine
Ian
Julia
Karl
Lisa
Matthew
Nicole
Otto
Paula
Richard
Shary
Tobias
Virginie
Walter
Arlene
Bret
Cindy
Don
Emily
Franklin
Gert
Harvey
Irma
Jose
Katia
Lee
Maria
Nate
Ophelia
Philippe
Rina
Sean
Tammy
Vince
Whitney
The original name lists featured only women's names. In 1979, men's names were introduced and they alternate with the women's names. In the event that more than 21 named tropical cyclones occur in the Atlantic basin in a season, additional storms will take names from the Greek Alphabet : Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and so on

 

IMPACT CODE REQUIREMENTS

If you are located in a 120 mph wind zone you are likely to be required to have some form of impact protection.* 
 
Typically, if your WinDows or Sliding Glass Doors are between ground level and 30 feet in height you will be required to use products that have passed the large missile requirements for wind-borne debris. Anything over 30 feet in height will require products that have passed small missile requirements.
 
 

A Note To Remember...

A product that meets the large missile standard can be used where the lesser small missile standard is required, but a small missile product can not be used where a large missile product is required.   
 
 


 

Windborne Debris Regional Maps

Significant Changes to 2006 International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC)

As many states move toward adoption of the 2006 IBC/IRC, be aware of the following significant changes to the codes.

  • No Partially enclosed design options
  • Plywood shutters must be attached to structural frame systems
  • Windows and doors must be labeled for impact resistance (IRC)
  • Hurricane resistant construction begins at 100 mph instead of 110 mph (IRC)

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Click on Above Map for a full size PDF file

 


 FLORIDA

Florida Wind Map

 

For Miami-Dade Building Codes you can go to their website at : www.miamidade.gov/buildingcode

 


 

ALABAMA

Alabama Wind Map

 


 

MISSISSIPPI

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LOUISIANA

Louisiana Wind Map

 


TEXAS 

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Mid-Atlantic States Overview

 


 

North East States Overview

 

 

 

 

 

 

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