You want your fence to not only look nice, but to be able to withstand the elements that Mother Nature throws at us.
When it’s really windy out, you may wonder if your fencing system will withstand heavy winds and rain. If it’s a wind code approved fence, then most likely your fence will hold up to such storms.
- Aluminum fence panels: Florida Building Code requires fence panels to withstand sustained winds of 90 mph and wind gusts of 115 mph.
- Vinyl fence panels: Miami Dade County mandates fence panels must pass sustained winds of 75 mph and wind gusts of 115 mph. Some panels will require modifications to meet Miami Dade codes. Most require post stiffeners to be added.
The Miami-Dade County BCCO (Building Code Compliance Office) Approval System requires manufacturers of building products to receive written approval through the issuance of a Notice of Acceptance (NOA) through the Product Control Division. Manufacturers must submit for each product, full technical documentation, including testing reports, engineering analysis and installation procedures for detailed review. Only products that pass the stringent testing and review process receive NOA.
The NOA reports can be obtained from Freedom customer service.
You will see the Freedom products that are wind code approved with wind code icon on the label for easy reference.