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Florida-approved building products. You might have heard the phrase before. In fact, your metal building could even boast a few. But are you clear on what they are? Put simply, Florida-approved building products are metal building accessories with advanced engineering aimed at helping them stand up against heavy winds and other intense weather scenarios. As for their name, that stems from the fact that they meet strict hurricane building codes set forth by the state of Florida. Metallic Products offers a range of Florida approved building products to help give your metal buildings the added edge through hurricane season and beyond. Read on to learn more!


How Did Metallic Products Achieve Florida Product Approval?

A little ingenuity, a lot of elbow grease and a slew of tests carried out by third-party agencies helped our company's Florida approved products get where they are today. Here's how it worked:


Step 1 Get the Lay of the Land

We began with an internal review of our metal building accessories. At this stage, our team was focused on determining which products we felt would benefit our clients the most. After selecting three of our most popular and universal products — the continuous ridge vent, low profile ridge vent and wall louver — it was time to roll up our sleeves on some upgrades.

Our on-staff engineers got to work evaluating the existing products and previous testing data in order to gauge their starting point. With a firm grasp on the products’ ins and outs, they dug into the various ways they could reinforce the metal building accessories. This meant going back to the literal drawing board. Our teams sketched out plans, calculating theoretical weather scenarios — and how those theoretical products would fare — and then returning to said drawing board to revise their designs. Once they were happy with those calculations, it was time to get building.

Our team understands that, even when data works on paper, real-life scenarios can lead to surprising results. We built our potentially new-and-improved products from the ground up, to those updated specifications. From there, we put them through extensive internal tests to ensure they could weather what Mother Nature threw their way. After multiple trials, revisions, rebuilds — and a few frustrated sighs — we were ready for outside speculation.

Outside testing is where things really got interesting. We worked alongside third-party evaluators and validators whose job was to destroy the products we’d worked so diligently on for months. By exposing our metal building accessories to wind uplift and large missile-impact testing, these experts pushed our products to and past their physical limits. The end result? A few exploded metal building vents — and certification that proved our products were up to the task.

The work wasn’t over once we’d obtained Florida product approval and begun marketing these products to the masses. In fact, it’s never really going to be over. To ensure our Florida approved products remain safe for use during extreme weather situations, we undergo annual audits through outside agencies. These folks not only evaluate our quality assurance manual, but our manufacturing processes, too, to make sure everything is on the level.




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A Closer Look at Our Florida Approved Products

Currently, 12 Metallic Products metal building accessories claim Florida product approval.

Continuous Ridge Ventilators

Product Description Sub Framing Attachment Skirt/Flange Type Florida Approval Number
9" x 10' Ridge Ventilator 24-gauge-Steel Flat 12805.1
9" x 10' Ridge Ventilator 16-gauge-Steel Flat 12805.3
9" x 10' Ridge Ventilator 24-gauge-Steel Die Formed 12805.6
9" x 10' Ridge Ventilator 16-gauge-Steel Die Formed 12805.8
12" x 10' Ridge Ventilator 24-gauge-Steel Flat 12805.2
12" x 10' Ridge Ventilator 16-gauge-Steel Flat 12805.4
12" x 10' Ridge Ventilator 24-gauge-Steel Die Formed 12805.7
12" x 10' Ridge Ventilator 16-gauge-Steel Die Formed 12805.9

Low Profile Ridge Ventilators

Product Description Sub Framing Attachment Skirt/Flange Type Florida Approval Number
Low Profile Ridge Ventilator 16-gauge-Steel Flat 12805.5
Low Profile Ridge Ventilator 16-gauge-Steel Die Formed 12805.10

Fixed and Adjustable Wall Louvers

Product Description Sub Framing Attachment Skirt/Flange Type Florida Approval Number
Fixed Blade Louver 14-gauge-Steel Flat 12256.1
Center-pivot Adjustable Louver 14-gauge-Steel Flat 12256.2

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