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Wind load rated Garage Doors Information

Follow these 4 easy steps to choosing the right Wind Rated Garage Door

 

1- Determine the minimum Wind Speed (MPH) your door must meet or exceed from these Florida,Texas and North Carolina charts

 

Florida Wind-borne Debris Region Chart

FL Garage Door Wind Codes
This map is used as a guideline only. Contact your local building official for code details and building permit information.

 

 

Texas First Tier Coastial Counties

florida wind rated areas

 

 

 

Texas Window Availability Chart

Seaward

130 MPH

Inland I

120 MPH

Inland 2

110 MPH

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This map is used as a guideline only. Contact your local building official for code details and building permit information.

 

 

North Carolina

County

MPH

 

County

MPH

 

County

MPH

Counties Not Listed 90 Graham
Special Mountain Region *
  Pasquotank
110
Anson
100
Greene
110
  Pender *4
110/120/130
Alleghany
Special Mountain Region *
Halifax
100
  Perquimans
110
Ashe
Special Mountain Region *
Harnet
100
  Pitt
110
Avery
Special Mountain Region *
Haywood
Special Mountain Region *
  Richmond
100
Beaufort
110
Hertford
100
  Robeson
110
Bertie
110
Hoke
100
  Sampson
110
Bladen
110
Hyde*2
120/130
  Scotland
100
Brunswick*1
120/130
Jackson
Special Mountain Region *
  Swain
Special Mountain Region *
Buncombe
Special Mountain Region *
Johnston
100
  Tyrell
120
Camdem
110
Jones
120
  Wake
100
Carteret
130
Lee
100
  Washington
110
Chowan
110
Lenior
110
  Watauga
Special Mountain Region *
Columbus
120
Madison
Special Mountain Region *
  Wayne
110
Craven
120
Martin
110
  Wilson
100
Cumberland
100
Mitchell
Special Mountain Region *
  Yancey
Special Mountain Region *
Currituck
120
Moore
100
  *Special Mountain Regions
Dare
130
Nash
100
  2,700 or Lower
90 MPH
Duplin
110
New Hanover *3
120/130
  2,700 to 3,000 ft.
100 MPH
Edgecombe
100
Northampton
100
  3,000 to 3,500 ft.
110 MPH
Franklin
100
Onslow
120/130 east of ICW
  3,500 to 4,500 ft.
120 MPH
Gates
100
Pamlico*5
120/130
  4,500 and above
130 MPH

1. Brunswick County - 120 MPH zone west of Hwy 17, 130 MPH zone east of Hwy 17.

2. Hyde County - 120 MPH zone west of US Route 246, 130 MPG zone east of US Route 246.

3. New Hanover County - 120 MPH zone west of Hwy 17, 130 MPH zone east of Hwy 17.

4. Pender County - 130 MPH zone east of Intercoastal Waterwat, 120 MPH zone in the Township of Topsail Island, and the remainder of the County is the 110 MPH zone.

5. Pamilico County - 130 MPH zone east of SR 55 and Hwy 304, 120 MPH zone west of SR 55 and Hwy 304.

2- Determine if your home is in an Exposure B or Exposure C region.

Exposure B: Urban or suburban areas.

Exposure C: Open terrain with scattered obstructions, including flat open ground, grasslands and shorelines in hurricane-prone regions. All Miami-Dade and Broward - Counties in Florida are Exposure C.

3- Determine the structural type of your home.

garage door structural types

3- Using Wind Speed (MPH), Exposure and Structural Type, find your Windcode "W" rating in charts below

Exposure B

Structural Type
90 MPH
100 MPH
110 MPH
120 MPH
130 MPH
140 MPH
150 MPH
One-story
W1
W3
W3
W4
W5
W6
W7
Two-story
W1
W3
W3
W4
W5
W6
W7

Exposure C

Structural Type
90 MPH
100 MPH
110 MPH
120 MPH
130 MPH
140 MPH
150 MPH
One-story
W1
W3/W4
W4
W5
W6
W7
W8
Two-story
W1
W4
W5
W6
W7
W7
W8

* Broward County is 140 MPH and Miami-Dade County is 146 MPH, Exposure C only.

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