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    windows, doors and garage doors

    windows, doors and garage doors

    New postby tpark73 on Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:49 am

    Can you tell me if any of the codes for windows, doors and garage doors when we changed from 2007-2010 in Jacksonville, Fl. Tks
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    Re: windows, doors and garage doors

    New postby Jerry Peck - Codeman on Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:16 am

    The main change is that Jacksonville had a wind-borne debris region within 1-mile of the coast which required shutters or impact windows, that is not gone. The wind-borne debris within 1-mile of the coast now stops somewhere near St. Augustine.

    Other than that, the wind pressures went down a little (but not much) with the change in the wind speed calculations. That will probably not affect anything as the window/door manufacturers (the ones I have seen) always exceeded the wind pressure anyway, so a slight change down (or up in some areas) should not make a difference with regard to window/door construction for windows/doors which are non-impact rated.
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