Fencing Code for Hurricane Zones
Section 1616.2.1 of Florida Building Code: Buildings, structures and all parts thereof shall be designed and constructed to be of sufficient strength to support the estimated or actual imposed dead, live, wind, and any other loads, both during construction and after completion of the structure, without exceeding the allowable materials stresses specified by this code.
Most susceptible to large wind-loads, but also the most commonly approved style for HVHZ zones.
Recommended to use approved models with larger and thicker 2" x 7" rail
Metal inserts required in rails and posts
Chain Link or Wood
Chain-link fence require a post every 10 feet
Size and weight of post increase for higher chain link fence
A post every four feet for a 6-foot-high wooden fence
A post every five feet for a 5-foot-high wooden fence
A post every six feet for a 4-foot-high wooden fence
Certification is contingent upon the use of specified profiles installed as designed.
Material specifications, design and proper installation are integral parts of this certification.
HIGH-VELOCITY HURRICANE ZONE (HVHZ)
Are you looking for a fence strong enough to withstand hurricane wind exposure? Vinyl Fences are one of the top choices for a resilient barrier in the face of extreme Florida weather patterns. Chain Link and Wood can be options too. Wind-Load testing through qualified engineers provide configurations that can withstand even the most devastating Florida weather. This testing is required for fence installation projects that are located within designated high velocity hurricane zones (HVHZ). Our HVHZ fence options are in compliance with Section 1616.2.1 of the Florida Building Code.
Contact Neubert for more information on fencing solutions in high velocity hurricane zones.
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