To assure your CertainTeed Vinyl Fence will perform in high wind areas:
• Homeowners should contact local building code officials to get recommendations on the wind-load guidelines in their area, which can have a significant impact on how well their fence systems will perform during stretches of bad weather. According to the National Academy of Sciences, the United States could see a dramatic increase in the frequency of conditions that feed severe weather such as hurricanes, tornadoes and storms with high winds. This potential weather trend should cause homeowners who live in storm prone areas to take a second look at the durability of their fences.
• The Miami-Dade County Building Code Compliance Office reviews a variety of building products, including fences, and is an excellence resource for homeowners throughout the United States. The office recently granted CertainTeed Corporation a Notice of Acceptance (NOA) number for four of its Bufftech privacy and semi-private vinyl fence systems. These include the Chesterfield privacy fence, Chesterfield privacy fence with lattice accent, Columbia board-on-board semi-private fence and Imperial semi-private fence. Each of these products is designed for exceptional performance in high wind conditions.
• These fence systems were designed to withstand wind speeds up to 75 miles per hour or three-second wind gusts up to 90 miles per hour, which complies with the High-Velocity Hurricane zones section R44003.1.2.1 of the Florida Building Code-Residential and section 1612.2.1 of the Florida Building Code-Building.