Miami-Dade County is at high risk for devastating hurricanes, as we’ve all seen in years past with Hurricanes Irma and Michael. Because of the potential for loss of life and significant cost in damages, this county is a part of the High-Velocity Hurricane Zone, which is a building code designator for areas that are at high risk for hurricane landings. This requires buildings to incorporate lab-tested, wind-resistant designs for added protection. This includes building with impact-resistant hurricane windows and hurricane doors to reduce hurricane damage. These rules typically don’t apply to already existing buildings, however, if any repairs or alterations are made to those buildings then the new additions or repairs must comply with the latest Miami Dade hurricane building code.
Windows and doors, which are some of the weakest points of a building during a hurricane, can be easily updated with reinforced options by equipping your home with Maimi Dade hurricane code doors and windows. These fixtures can easily be anchored down to enhance hurricane-resistant features.
While there’s no such thing as hurricane-proof windows and doors, you can certainly take steps to reduce damages and loss of life.
How do I know if my Building Needs to Meet these Requirements?
The Miami-Dade hurricane building code permit is different based on a variety of factors. Check out the Miami-Dade County website for more information about the exceptions and requirements in your area. If you are looking to start new construction or looking for permitting procedures during COVID-19, check out the Miami-Dade website for further information.
What Products of NGS’ Would be Useful to Help Achieve Compliance?
Here at NGS, we offer a variety of options that you can choose from that will allow you to comply with Miami Dade hurricane codes for buildings as well as protect you and your family, however, one product stands out from them all when it comes to hurricane forces, Riot Glass ™.
Riot Glass™ is a patented framing and clear ArmorPlast shield system made from a combination of polycarbonate and plastics that mechanically anchors to your windows and doors for maximum strength. It provides protection against high-impact objects. It’s not only to help protect businesses from burglars, rioters, and looters from getting in, but it also has also been tested for safety for situations like objects being flown in hurricanes, such as debris falling and flying, and hurricane-force winds and rain.
Riot Glass™ meets Miami Dade hurricane window codes as it has passed Miami Dade’s large missile impact testing protocol, proving its unparalleled protection. Check out the video of the testing:
As a Florida business owner (or many other parts of the country at risk for hurricanes), it is important to keep up-to-date with Miami-Dade hurricane codes that can give you and your business peace of mind knowing that you have taken preventative precautions for your business. We will make sure your business’ building is compliant with Miami-Dade building codes, whether you’re an Architect, Real Estate Investor, General Contractor, or Property Manager.