Wind-borne Debris Region Florida

What is a Wind-Borne Debris Region?

Wind-borne debris regions are defined as areas along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts where the design wind speed is 120 mph or above, or within one mile of the coastal mean high water line where the wind speed is 110 mph or above.

Where is the Florida Wind-Borne Debris Region?

There are areas of Florida that are designated as wind-borne debris regions by the Florida Building Code. These areas are not just along the coastline but also include inland areas, located within one mile of the coastal mean high water line (where the wind speed is 130 mph or greater) or any location where the wind speed is 140 mph or greater.

Florida Wind-Borne Debris Region

What is the Florida HVHZ?

HVHZ stands for High-Velocity Hurricane Zones and is part of the Florida building code. If you live in Florida, in Miami/Dade, Broward Counties or Coastal Palm Beach County, you are in an HVHZ.

What Do I Do If My Home Is In The Wind-Borne Debris Region?

If your home or property is found within these designated areas, it is required by the Florida Building Code to have some means of protection. This protection includes impact-resistant windows, doors, or shutters that have received approval by the state. If your property is located in Miami-Dade or Broward counties, the property must adhere to even stricter codes and receive a Miami-Dade Notice of Acceptance (NOA). Miami-Dade’s rules of acceptance are the highest in the United States and considered the benchmark. Obtaining a Miami-Dade NOA is considered the highest standard for impact-resistant products. If

If your home lays within the Florida Wind-Borne Debris Region then you need to contact The Window Guys of Florida for a no-obligation quotation. We will come to your home, advise, measure, and tell you what your requirements are for replacement Impact Windows and Impact Doors. We help you from start to finish, The Window Guys of Florida sells and installs the highest quality Florida Impact Windows and Doors