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Doorglass Impact Component Approval

Western Reflections Severe Weather door glass has a Florida Building Commission (FBC) component approval, FL14935-R3, that allows it to be substituted in any glazed door or sidelight with an approved missile impact FBC approval or Miami-Dade County NOA. No additional testing is required. Both the original approval and the component approval need to be provided to the building inspector for approval. Severe Weather door glass cannot be used with an approved opaque door impact product to create an approved glazed door.


Western Reflections Severe Weather Door Glass

Western Reflections Severe Weather door glass in all insulated glass configurations and sizes is certified for use in Florida's Wind-borne Debris Region and High Velocity Hurricane Zone, in which ultimate wind speeds can exceed 140 mph. Products are certified to meet Missile Level D requirements, i.e., impacted twice with a 9 lb 2x4 board shot at 50 ft/sec, then subjected to positive and negative design pressures.

Western Reflections Severe Weather door glass has FL14935-R3 impact-rated product approval per the Florida Building Commission.

Western Reflections Severe Weather door glass is included in Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) evaluations for many door manufacturers. To view TDI product evaluations that include Western Reflections door glass, select one of the links below:

DR-420
DR-485
DR-555
DR-556
DR-557
DR-625
DR-626
DR-628
DR-633
DR-634
DR-691
DR-692


Missile Impact Standards and Testing

Western Reflections door glass - Missile Impact Standards and Testing
Western Reflections door glass - Missile Impact Standards and Testing
Western Reflections door glass - Missile Impact Standards and Testing

 
The ICC Standard for Residential Construction in High Wind Regions specifies that doors, skylights, and windows in the windborne debris region shall be either impact resistant or protected with an impact resistant covering. The American Society of Civil Engineers' newly developed wind speed maps define the wind-borne debris region as the regions within one mile of the coastal mean high water line and where ultimate wind speeds of 130 mph or greater.

Per the Florida Building Commission 2014 Code (the 5th Edition), Section 1609.1.2.2, ASTM E1996 wind zones are to be specified as follows:

Wind Zone 1: 130 mph ≤ ultimate design wind speed < 140 mph.

Wind Zone 2: 140 mph ≤ ultimate design wind speed < 150 mph at greater than 1.6 km (one mile) from the coastline. The coastline shall be measured from the mean high water mark.

Wind Zone 3: 150 mph ≤ ultimate design wind speed ≤ 170 mph, or 140 mph ≤ ultimate design wind speed ≤ 170 mph and within 1.6 km (one mile) of the coastline. The coastline shall be measured from the mean high water mark.

Wind Zone 4: ultimate design wind speed > 170 mph.

Download detailed information on the 2010 Florida Building Codes changes (1.5 MB, Adobe PDF).

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