Enduris Fencing meets new tougher Miami Dade County high velocity hurricane zone requirements
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Enduris, a leading manufacturer of vinyl fencing, has qualified three styles of vinyl fencing to meet the rigorous new standards set for Miami Dade County wind load requirements. (Enduris will receive the N.O.A. Classification Number 09-0728.04.)
To meet this code, heavy-duty profiles, combined with reinforced fabrication designs, were subjected to very aggressive testing at an accredited third-party lab to simulate the rigors of South Florida wind load during a hurricane, Enduris said.
“The Miami Dade standard requirements and methods have been upgraded recently, making conformance much more challenging. Some competitive products that were approved prior may not conform to the new standard, “ said Enduris president John Polidan.
“We tortured this product in our own testing facilities until we knew we had a winner, then we sent it on to a third party.”
“Our engineering group took this as a personal challenge, since this is our back yard,” noted Rick Wearne, sales and marketing manager at Enduris. “The hurricane corridor in the Caribbean is our market — and it just got hotter.”
The tree styles of Enduris fencing which qualified are Privacy, Privacy with Lattice and Shadow Box.
Enduris, headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., has been manufacturing high quality lineals for vinyl fencing, code-approved vinyl railing, vinyl gates, vinyl decking and all associate accessories since 1998.
For more information, visit the web site at www.enduris.com.
SOURCE: Word Fence News, April 2010, page 14