Florida Building Code – Wind Map

If you’re in Florida and are wondering what’s required in your condo for proper building codes compliance, then you can find out that they require a building wind map for each of their buildings. This map will give you an idea of how strong your building structure is as well as what sort of vibrations that you need to avoid. It will also tell you the average number of miles per year when in comparison with the other locales where your condo will be built. This information comes from the Florida building code, which is updated on a yearly basis.

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This particular part of the building code is divided into three major sections, which are the building foundation, building walls, and windows and skylights. You can find out the most current regulations for all of these areas by going to the link below which will take you directly to the section that applies to you. After you’ve located the section that you need, you can see which ones apply to your condo type and then place a check mark in the box next to the corresponding code number. For example, if the wind speed is fifty miles per hour or higher than fifteen miles per hour, then you have to have a specific disclaimer notice placed on your window. Just make sure that you keep this particular one updated.

There are several different types of warnings that you can place on your windows. The most common is the sign that informs you of the maximum wind speeds that are allowed to pass. The second type is the sign that informs you of the current base wind speeds as well as the highest level of turbulence that is allowed to develop on the ground. Last but not least, you need to have a sign in the form of a yardstick that points to the nearest power line that you are planning on using as an outlet. When this type of warning is used, then the power lines are covered and your home will not be damaged by wind-borne debris.