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AWIP Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary Meeting Florida’s Strict Building Codes

AWIP’s ST40 insulated metal panel is a popular selection when economy and a flat appearance are among the insulated wall panel requirements. The panel is available in 36" or 40" widths, and in thicknesses ranging from 2" (R-16) to 4" (R-32).

In 1992, Hurricane Andrew swept over Florida and caused more than $16 billion in total insured damages. Consequently, over the ensuing two decades the state of Florida has legislated stringent building codes to withstand potential storm damage.

These building standards are commonly considered the most demanding in the country, understandable in light that Andrew’s estimated wind speeds reached as high as 165 mph.

All Weather Insulated Panels, which manufactures composite insulated metal panels (IMPs), have been approved for projects in Florida since January 2012. From Florida to Alaska, wall and roof panels with composite foam insulation from AWIP not only help buildings achieve peak energy efficiency, they make buildings stronger and safer.

Metal roofs using AWIP’s Standing Seam SR2 (below), HR5 or HR2 roof panels all have been proven to meet Florida’s building codes since January 2012. Roofs with these types of panels have continuous sheets of steel that run the entire span of a roof, from the eave to the ridgeline.

AWIP's insulated metal roof panels meet stringent codes for uplift and can be manufactured in many cases to run the length of the roof, from ridge to eave, eliminating seams. 

In areas of high winds, metal roofs with these products are more resistant to damage. Unlike more traditional shingle or tile roofs, which consist of a plethora of seams where wind can penetrate the roofing material causing damage, metal roofs have fewer exposed edges.

In areas where tornado and hurricane-force winds are a possibility, it's better to use a metal panel system for a building’s roof and walls. Wall models such as our FL40 or ST40 bring a sleek, architectural look as well as added safety: Metal buildings have the highest strength to weight ratio of any roofing material available.

Founded in 2004, AWIP strives to provide solutions to projects that require the perfect combination of energy efficiency, creative versatility and ease of construction. AWIP panels feature Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent in closed cell polyisocyanurate insulation and self-aligning, double interlocking tongue-and-groove joints with concealed fasteners that create an air-and-water-tight seal to stabilize interior environments.

Government and state building codes will demand improved energy efficiency, making All Weather Insulated Panels the ideal choice to deliver the superior thermal capabilities and building performance that eco-conscious builders, designers and owners need.

For any questions, email marketing@awipanels.com or visit www.awipanels.com.

About All Weather Insulated Panels

Headquartered in Vacaville, California, All Weather Insulated Panels manufactures high-performance insulated metal wall and roof systems engineered for simplified design and installation, along with the highest performing, most energy efficient building envelopes available. AWIPs’ state-of-the-art, continuous-line manufacturing facilities in CA, AR, and PA offer the capacity needed to fulfill any size project, and the stability required to support the emerging needs of the North American building industry. For more information, visit www.awipanels.com.

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