Florida Building Code Approved Garage Doors
September 10, 2020
States located on the East Coast and around the Gulf of Mexico are often subject to high wind events such as hurricanes and tropical storms. The State of Florida has a unique position among the states located in these high wind areas as it is the only one located in both areas at once. As such, Florida’s Building Code (FBC) has been a benchmark with regard to wind loaded building products for decades. It is not uncommon for projects in surrounding states to reference Florida requirements in their own building specifications.
Windload Custom CI Model Overhead Garage Door
ArmRLite Door Manufacturing currently has FBC approvals for our windloaded Custom CI Model overhead sectional door for select areas of Florida. Coverage area includes the cities of Tallahassee, Jacksonville, and Orlando. The windloaded Custom CI can be manufactured max 27’ wide and can meet windload values of 140MPH.
ArmRLite’s Custom CI Model does not meet the impact testing requirements for Miami Dade NOA at this time and will not meet FBC requirements outside of the red shaded area on the map. While Impact rated glass is an option available on the Custom CI, please note that impact glass alone will not meet assembly impact testing requirements for South Florida.
Warranties include a 20 year welded frame warranty and lifetime residential frame warranty on the Custom CI’s welded frame, except on top section when trolley operated. Finish warranties range from 20 years for stock anodize colors, custom anodize colors and custom Fluropon® paints. 1 year warranty on RAL powdercoat finishes. All finish warranties are void within 1 mile of salt water.
Custom glazing options are also available on our windloaded Custom CI Mode. Limitations with regard to impact glass and Insulated glass options on large door sizes should be discussed with our sales and architectural liaison teams prior to specifying.
If you have any questions regarding our windloaded Custom CI Model, please feel free to contact us through our website or by phone at 800-554-5816.