CARY, NC -- Ten styles of Ply Gem vinyl fencing have been evaluated by an independent professional engineer to be in compliance with the requirements of the Florida Building Code (Building and Residential 2010 and 5th Edition 2014.) In addition, Ply Gem's 6x6 Performance Privacy Fence passed third-party performance testing, conducted by Architectural Testing Inc., for compliance with ASTM requirements of the Florida Building Code. The product is expected to receive a Notice of Acceptance (NOA) from Miami-Dade County, approving it for use within High Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZ).
To meet the standards of the Florida Building Code, Ply Gem's vinyl fencing styles were tested for wind speed and design pressure resistance, performance within rock or medium dense sand soil, and quality assurance of the product components. The 6x6 Performance Privacy Fence was tested to withstand even more stringent standards, specific to Miami-Dade County.
"Through continuous product research and development within our fence and railing division, these third-party certifications are significant to our business in Florida, but also reach far beyond that," said Jerry Blais, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Ply Gem Siding Group. "Our customers across the country can have confidence that Ply Gem vinyl fencing will perform in the most rigorous of weather conditions."
The ten styles of fencing that meet Florida Building Code include:
-6' x 6' Performance Privacy
-6' x 6' Classic Privacy
-6' Semi-Privacy Fence with Mid-Rail
-6' x 6' Performance Privacy with Lattice
-6' x 6' Classic Privacy with Lattice
-6' Shadow Fox Fence with Mid-Rail using 3/4 x 5 3/4 Pickets
-6' Shadow Fox Fence with Mid-Rail using 7/8 x 3 Pickets
-6' Semi-Privacy Fence with Mid-Rail using 7/8 x 3 Pickets
-Key Largo with 1-3/8 Pickets 4' x 6' Picket
-Key Largo with 1-1/2 Pickets 4' x 6' Picket
As a long-lasting alternative to wood, Ply Gem Fence and Railing products set the standard for aesthetics, durability, low maintenance and ease of installation for builders and remodelers. Manufactured from the highest quality ingredients, and carefully extruded for maximum wear and toughness, products are tested according to ASTM procedures -- the authority on testing for performance, quality of materials and durability in all types of weather. As bold as they are beautiful, Ply Gem Fence and Railing products also withstand fading and failure in a variety of seasons and temperatures to ensure that they will look and perform perfectly for years to come.
Ply Gem Fence and Railing products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors. For more information and to find a distribution location in your area, visit outdoor.plygem.com or call 888-9PLYGEM.