Floridians may not experience harsh winter weather or piles of snow, but Florida does have its fair share of summer heat, heavy rains, hail storms and hurricanes.
Fortunately, there are several measures that the state and local building authorities, such as Florida Building Code, and homeowners can implement to ensure any Florida home is prepared to withstand impending hurricanes, tornadoes and storms, including the products and components you build it with.
Both residential and commercial structures have various building codes and requirements that the product must comply with. Florida Product Approvals are one way to efficiently do just that.
What is Florida Product Approval?
The Florida Product Approval Number is more commonly known and read as The “FL #” and are set, for all construction trades, by the state as a measurement to determine if the product meets state requirements including high velocity hurricane zones, HVHZ.
Just because installations' Florida Product Approvals number meets Florida Building Code, the products may still need to satisfy additional requirements within the city or county.
For example, Dade and Broward counties in Miami have a set of building codes that supersede the Florida Product Approval Numbers.
How Can You Find Florida Product Approvals?
Whether you have your Florida Product Approval Number or are searching for it, we’ve made it easy for you to begin your search query with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
There are a couple of ways to search for Florida Product Approvals wither by their FL # or through other search criteria which narrows the scope of your search. You may want to start by selecting one or two search criteria at first so you down whittle down your results too much.
At Eastern Architectural Systems, we know you have a lot on your plate and aim to make resources readily available to you. If you’re a builder, contractor, homeowner, or window and door dealer looking to find product approval numbers, information on our product specifications, fact sheets, product ratings and more, please click below to access our info portal fully stocked with everything you need.