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Wind-borne debris region, what is it?

March 12, 2022

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.

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What does it mean for me and my property?

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, Broward, or Monroe counties, it is considered to be in an HVHZ (High-Velocity Hurricane Zone), so 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.

What can you do?

The first thing to do once you have concluded that you live in one of these regions is to contact us for a no obligation quotation. We will come to your home, advise, measure and tell you what your requirements are. We help you from start to finish, Wrights Impact Window and Door sell and install the highest quality products, all installed the Wrights way.



Jason Southard
VP Sales & Marketing at Wrights Impact Window & Door LLC | Website | + posts

Jason joined Wrights in 2018, and leverages decades of experience as a business leader in both B2C and B2B markets, with a wealth of experience in marketing, management, and technology. Before joining Wrights, Jason had significant Client, Consulting, and Agency experience from blue chips to start-ups – working across national and global roles. Originally from the UK, Jason has executive education from the London School of Economics and Oxford University’s Saïd Business School.

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