Florida frequently receives the brute force of the storms coming off the Atlantic Ocean, from hurricanes to severe storms. Over the years, in order to protect the property and lives of its inhabitants, the state of Florida has revised and improved its building code to help homes survive in the face of these storms. The strict building code requires intense testing to ensure that any roof mounted objects will remain intact during extreme high wind events to protect the interior of the home and to avoid becoming airborne missiles that can damage other property.

Understanding the necessity of these building codes, U.S. Sunlight Corporation has put the Solar Attic Fan and Skylight Tube to the test. After undergoing the intense testing required by the state of Florida, the Florida Department of Community Affairs has approved the Solar Attic Fan and the Skylight Tube for Florida’s severe weather conditions and certified their compliance with Florida building codes.

The tests require the Solar Attic Fan and the Skylight Tube withstand the wind, air pressure and risk of water infiltration associated with the most destructive hurricane conditions. The Solar Attic Fan and Skylight Tube did not simply MEET the requirements of the Florida building code, they exceeded expectations. Specifically, both the Solar Attic Fan and Skylight Tube passed the load requirement at 180 psf (pounds per square foot), and demonstrated zero structural damage up to a magnitude of 360 psf. These tests validate the Solar Attic Fan and the Skylight Tube can endure a pressure load greater than a category 5 hurricane, at which point, the test was simply concluded as a “pass.” U.S. Sunlight is proud to announce the Solar Attic Fan and Skylight Tube are designed, tested and approved for severe weather, giving homeowners peace of mind that our products are built to last and endure the toughest conditions.

U.S. Sunlight Corp designs and manufactures products that make it possible for all homeowners to participate in the exploding trend in alternative energies. We are focused on “Alternative Energy for Everyday Life.” Visit us at www.ussunlight.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.