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  • Wind Zone 4 Decision By Florida Building Commission 2-05-13 The IHPA and concerned member companies were successful in getting the Florida Building Commission to approve the IHPA sponsored change to the ASTM definition of Wind Zone 4. The Commission by a unanimous vote (18-0), supported the change overturning the Structural TAC recommendation. The Commission approval of the IHPA sponsored change means that 2013 Florida ...
  • Garage Door Protection Many individuals are unaware that protecting their garage doors is just as important as the window and entry doors of a specific home.
    Catastrophic loss of pressure especially associated with severe Cat 4 and Cat 5 hurricanes, gains its way into your residence via the garage door opening. This loss of pressure is much more severe ...
  • Hurricane Preparedness Tips This fact sheet contains health and safety tips for families preparing for a hurricane from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and its agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration.
    Hurricanes and Your Health and Safety
    The great majority of injuries during a hurricane are cuts caused by ...
  • Small Missile Fabric vs. Large Missile Impact Screens Hurricane protection screens developed by HurricaneFabric.com are the 1st hurricane screens to meet and recognize the differences between hurricane screens that are designed for large openings and screens that better protect smaller openings.
    The Japanese fishermen who would place woven fishing nets along buildings to protect from typhoons started the hurricane fabric industry. Sometimes the men ...
  • Load Disbutsement Hurricane Protection Fabric System Hurricane Fabric”s load disbursement system is the only hurricane screen system that addresses some basic engineering problems with many hurricane screens systems today -while solving the problem.
    When fabric was 1st used in the United States, the testing labs geared all their tests towards metal products. Many of the tests became more stringent after Hurricane Andrew. ...
  • A Product Born Out of Necessity Astroflex by Hurricane Fabric is the first generation series of fabric protection. This is made of a slightly heavier version of polypropylene trampoline fabric. Astroflex is woven so that the fibers are slightly open so as to allow visibility through the fabric. While the impact resistance meets the standards for Florida Building Code, the Astroguard ...
  • Bob Vila – Fabric Storm Shutters A New Generation of Fabric Storm Shutters
    Lightweight, strong, and easy-to-install, today’s fabric storm “shutters” are manufactured to withstand the force of a Category 5 hurricane.
    A few weeks back, during a trip to New Orleans, I had the opportunity to tour Brad Pitt’s Make It Right building project in the Lower Ninth Ward. Cesar Rodriguez, the ...