Florida Hurricane Windows: Design Pressure Ratings


FAS Windows & Doors has three processes in place to ensure the replacement windows you choose will keep your family safe in event of a hurricane. In most areas in Florida, the minimum DP rating for hurricane windows is 35, but it can be higher in high velocity hurricane zones.

  1. Sales representatives carry laptops and use manufacturer specifications to verify proper DP ratings.

  2. FAS Windows & Doors has a purchasing department to process all orders and double check the DP ratings by municipality for code requirements before the product is ordered.

  3. FAS Windows & Doors uses permits on all jobs.

Permits are the final check by the county verifying the correct windows will be installed. If a permit is not used, the home owner will run the risk of having to replace the product in accordance to building codes at a future date.

Have more questions about DP ratings and permits? Our team is here to answer any questions you may have. Visit our Tampa or Orlando showroom , or call today to schedule a free, no-obligation home consultation.

Elizabeth Rissman 4/26/2012