For 10 years, Maxim has been at the forefront of designing skylights for hurricane and wind protection. Our approvals from Miami-Dade County, The State of Florida, The State of Texas and certifications from the National Accreditation & Management Institute show our commitment to protecting your roof.
Miami-Dade County was the first to establish new building codes that were designed to address the destruction Hurricane Andrew left behind in 1992. In the following years these new codes required building products to provide impact and pressure resistance at levels that seemed unobtainable. It was then that Maxim Skylights was created to specifically target these codes by designing multiple lines of skylights with polycarbonate domes to meet the new protection standards, including within the high velocity hurricane zone where wind speeds of 150mph are very likely. Soon after, Maxim introduced insulated glass that also exceeded these standards by using laminated glass with a special interlayer by DuPont™ called SentryGlasPlus® that allowed us to provide a line of skylights that provided impact resistance AND energy efficiency! Even today, the Miami-Dade Product Approval symbol represents adherence to performance standards of the highest level.
Florida Building Code: 2014 – 5th edition
After Miami-Dade County established new building codes designed to address the destruction Hurricane Andrew left behind in 1992, the State of Florida followed. Similar to Miami-Dade County, in the following years, new codes required building products to provide impact and pressure resistance at levels that seemed unobtainable. As with Miami-Dade County, Maxim Skylights specifically targeted the new Florida Building Codes by incorporating multiple lines of skylights with polycarbonate domes to meet the new protection standards. Insulated laminated glass with DuPont™ SentryGlasPlus® was also included that allowed us to provide impact resistance AND energy efficiency skylights!
Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
The State of Texas responded to Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita by updating building codes along the Texas Gulf Coast and created The Designated Catastrophe Area of the Texas Gulf Coast. These stringent performance requirements, governed by The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), are similar to the Miami-Dade County and Florida Building Code (FBC) performance standards. Maxim offers a complete line of standard and custom skylights that meet TDI approval and includes the same extreme levels of impact, wind and pressure resistance as Miami-Dade County and Florida Building Code approved products including IMPACT APPROVAL for use in the 130 mph Seaward zone, the 120 mph Inland I zone and the 110 mph Inland II zone. As with Miami-Dade County, Maxim Skylights specifically targeted the new Texas Building Codes by incorporating multiple lines of skylights with polycarbonate domes to meet the new protection standards. Insulated laminated glass with DuPont™ SentryGlasPlus® was also included that allowed us to provide impact resistance AND energy efficiency skylights!
NAMI provides Maxim Skylights with third party product certification, inspection and Quality Assurance Services required that insure we adhere to the strictest standards in our manufacturing process. This in accordance with International Guidelines as set forth in ISO/IEC 65 & 17020. NAMI specializes in Fenestration and Building Envelope Products which includes, but not limited to, Windows, Patio Doors, Skylights, Entrance Doors, Sidelights, Transoms, Glazing Wall Systems, Site-Built, Insulating Glass Products, Soffit, Fascia and Building Components.
All Maxim Skylights have been tested and conform to all or parts of the following standards:
AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440-08 (including ASTM E283, ASTM E330, ASTM E331 & ASTM E547)
ASTM E1886, ASTM E1996, TAS 201-94, TAS 202-94, TAS 203-94, ASTM E1300-02/03, AND UL 972 & ASTM F588 (forced entry protection)
All impact resistant skylight assembles have passed Missile Level D impact resistance and Large missile impact resistance per Dade Country Florida and The 5th Edition of Florida Building Code and are available for use in the Florida HVHZ (150 mph zone) and the designated catastrophe areas of the Texas Gulf Coast.