The ICC Standard for Residential Construction in High Wind Regions specifies that doors, skylights, and windows in the windborne debris region shall be either impact resistant or protected with an impact resistant covering. The American Society of Civil Engineers' newly developed wind speed maps define the wind-borne debris region as the regions within one mile of the coastal mean high water line and where ultimate wind speeds of 130mph or greater.
Per the Florida Building Commission 2010 Code, ASTM E1996 wind zones are to be specified as follows:
Detailed information on the 2010 Florida Building Codes changes can be viewed here.
Western Reflections severe weather door glass has a Florida Building Commission (FBC) component approval that allows it to be substituted in any glazed door or sidelight with an approved missile impact FBC approval or Miami-Dade County NOA. No additional testing is required. Both the original approval and the component approval will need to be provided to the inspector. Severe weather door glass can also be used to replace shuttered sidelights that are part of an approved opaque door impact certification. Severe weather door glass cannot be used with an opaque door impact product approval to create an approved glazed door.
Western Reflections severe weather door glass in all insulated glass configurations and sizes is certified for use in Florida's Wind-borne Debris Region and High Velocity Hurricane Zone, in which ultimate wind speeds can exceed 160 mph. Products certified to meet Missile Level D requirements, i.e., impacted twice with a 9 lb 2x4 board shot at 50 ft/sec, then subjected to positive and negative design pressures.
Western Reflections severe weather door glass product approval may be attained by accessing information from the Florida Building Commission Product Approval website. Instructions for accessing Western Reflections product information on this website is provided below; however, future revisions to the website may require an alternative method to access ODL/Western Reflections information.
Western Reflections severe weather door glass has the following impact-rated product approval per the Florida Building Commission:
Western Reflections severe weather door glass is included in Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) evaluations for many door manufacturers. Use the TDI "search" command to find the latest list of doors that include Western Reflections door glass.
To view TDI product evaluations that include Western Reflections door glass select one of the links below:
Western Reflections severe weather door glass may be used to meet Department of Defense (DOD) minimum anti-terrorist blast standards (see UFC4-010-01)*. Download the DOD standards (292 K, Adobe PDF).
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