Wind-borne Debris Provisions in Model Codes and Standards

Construction and Codes

Resolved that NAHB continue to oppose requirements for wind-borne debris protection in model building codes and building industry standards that are not cost-effective and that can create a false sense of security among occupants that their homes are “hurricane proof,” and

Further resolved that NAHB will continue to support efforts by NAHB members and affiliates to eliminate cost-prohibitive requirements for wind-borne debris protection when adopting model codes and industry standards in their state and local jurisdictions.

Resolution originally adopted: 2003.5, Resolution No. 10

Committee with primary jurisdiction:
  • Construction, Codes & Standards Committee
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