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Wind rated requirements can be a little confusing at times.  In effect, for the Florida Building Code, or Miami-Dade County, (or just a project requirement in a coastal area) a door must have been tested to the required levels as a complete unit, including anchors and into the specific wall application.  As a result, it is not always possible to test every possible scenario with all the door, frame, hardware, and wall type variables.  So, the most important thing is to ensure Diamond is aware of the requirement, and we can provide the options we have tested to the appropriate level.

Wind ratings can be confusing at times.  In effect, a door system must be tested as a unit, including the hardware, anchors, and into the specific wall application.  The unit can be tested to whatever level it wants, but what gauges of doors and frames, and types of hardware typically will change or items will be added to meet the high pressure requirements.  Although it is impossible to test all the variations that might come up for a customer request, Diamond has several different wind ratings with differerent hardware options.  Contact Diamond directly for questions or information on how to meet your requirement.