CERTIFIED PROTECTION FROM NATURE'S STRONGEST STORMS

Republic Hurricane certified doors and frames combine the strength of specially designed hollow metal product with the trusted security of Allegion hardware.  HUR(I) DL16 and DE14 Series Impact doors and ME/SE Series hurricane resistant frames are designed to stand up to nature’s fiercest barrage of wind and water.  

Republic impact resistant assemblies are tough enough for all hurricane prone regions. Designed for High Velocity Hurricane Zones, these assemblies are approved in Miami/Dade, Broward and Coastal Palm Beach, as well as high wind speed / high risk category areas outside of Florida.   For exterior openings outside of wind-borne debris regions where wind speeds are under 130 mph, standard Republic DP, DL, and DE doors with ME/SE Series frames are approved and listed for non-impact / E330 labeled applications.

Ordering Assistance Tools: COACH and LOOKUP Approval 

Republic’s Customer Order Assistant for Certified Hurricane, or COACH*, simplifies ordering FBC approved openings, allowing you to easily find approved products including listed assembly hardware. Additionally, Republic offers LOOKUP tools for approvals and for anchor selection.

Steps for utilizing COACH & LOOKUP tools

  • Ask your architect or professional engineer licensed in your area for this information
    • Impact/Non-impact Requirements (Level A-D typical / Level E / Non-Impact E330)
    • Design pressure (based on wind zone map and risk category, but requires a professional engineer to calculate complicated variables per FBC and ASCE 7-10)
    • Wall construction (approvals identify anchoring requirements by wall construction)
     
  • DOWNLOAD tools to assist you with selection and ordering
    • Go to us.allegion.com or access through Allegion 360 Portal launchpad > us. allegion.com
    • LOGIN with your Allegion ID / Customer ID and password (top right of screen)
    • Click on "My Resources" (top right)
    • Click on "Republic Resources" (lower left column)
    • See Republic Resources > Hurricane > download COACH and LOOKUP tools
  • COACH FBC Order Assistant & Order Form Generation Tool (order wizard)
    • After downloading to your PC, if your file icon shows the Access logo, then double click or open in MS Access. If your file icon is blank, then you will need to download Microsoft Access Runtime. (click this link for the free application with x86 or more common x64 option). You do not need to know how to use Access or Access Runtime
    • COACH provides easy step by step instructions after opening
      • Build your openings from drop down menus and output your order form
      • Add Elevation drawings / information
      • Print and double check before emailing your order form to verify your intended order
      • Pricing is not included in COACH. This is an order assistant and form generating tool.

  • Approval LOOKUP Tool -- A Filterable summary of FBC and TDI listing approvals
    • The COACH tool will find approved products including approved hardware. But if you want to see available options when your other main criteria are not set, you may find this tool helpful
    • This tool will direct you to the correct listing approvals on certified agency websites to verify selected product configurations and view installation instructions prior to ordering and installing
     
  • Anchor LOOKUP Tool -- Anchor types and quantities for Republic FBC and TDI hurricane approvals
    • Find approved anchors and quantity based on your wall construction and listing approval
    • Always double check your listing approval to verify the correct approved anchors, quantity and installation instructions
Note: Please verify that you have the latest versions of the COACH Order Form, Lookup Tool, Approvals/install instructions, and Price Book before ordering and installing. The Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) is the final authority in issues related to the installation and use of any building products. While we have tried to maintain accuracy in product literature and tools, Allegion is not responsible for errors and omissions, and is not responsible for verifying that the correct products for your opening are ordered or installed correctly in the field. This is the responsibility of the contractor and their architects and engineers.

Requirements, Wind Zone Maps and Risk Category of Buildings

While a local professional engineer is required to provide the final opening requirements for Impact vs Non-Impact and to provide the required min PSF for your building, the below information can be used to estimate:

  • All Allegion hurricane products designated for impact are approved to meet a minimum Level D Impact (Risk Categories I, II, III) with some meeting level E (Risk Categories IV, III health care)
  • Impact Requirements per FBC HVHZ and E1996
    • Impact door assemblies are required for wind-borne debris regions within one mile of the coastal high water line where FBC wind speed maps designate 130 mph or greater; also any areas designated > 140 mph
     
  • Non-Impact / E330 Requirements per FBC 1710.5.2 and IBC 2015 1709.5.2
    • Non-Impact door assemblies are required for all exterior openings not already labeled for impact & higher pressures, typically inland <130 mph wind zones
    • FBC Wind Zone map and Risk Category of Buildings reference (link to site maps - Note: some images may view better in IE or Firefox)
     
  • Maps and Tables (Note: links below view better in IE or Firefox)

FBC Offered Product & Specification Reference

Note: Availability varies significantly based on your chosen combination of features, sizes and hardware.

See applicable approvals and other tools shown above for approved, available options.

 

Compliance and Industry Standards

  • Compliance
    • SDI Certified: Republic is a proud member of a distinguished group of companies that are regularly audited to ensure they meet SDI’s rigorous manufacturing, performance and quality standards for the hollow metal industry.
  • See approvals for specific test standards
    • FBC: 2017 Florida Building Code - Test Protocols for High Velocity Hurricane Zone
    • TDI: Texas Department of Insurance
    • ASCE 7-10: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • NAAMM and HMMA: National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers and Hollow Metal Manufactures Association (division 5)
  • NFPA 101: Life Safety Code 2009
  • IBC 2015: International Building Code
  • ANSI 117.1: Accessible and Usable Building and Facilities
  • WH: Fire rated product certification from Warnock Hersey
  • UL: Fire rated Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., Codes & Standards

 

SDI 100 - Grade/Model

  • Level II, Performance Level A, Model 1: Non-Impact DP18/DL18/DE18, Model 2: Non-Impact DL18/DE18
  • Level III, Performance Level A, Model 1-2: Impact HUR(I) DL16, Non-Impact DL16/DE16
  • Level IV, Performance Level A, Model 1-2: Impact HUR(I) DE14, Non-Impact DE14

 

FBC Doors

  • Impact Labeled Doors: HUR(I) DL16/DE14 Series with Inward & Outward Design Pressures available up to 170 PSF
  • Non-impact E330 Labeled Doors: Standard DP18, DL16/18, DE14/16/18 with Inward & Outward Design Pressures available up to 60 PSF
  • Max opening size availability: (singles) 4'0" x 8'0" (pairs) 8'0" x 8'0"
  • Max exposed glass availability impact label: 34.25"w x 74.5"h or 24"w x 64"h or 100" sq limit using standard 3"w x 33"h, 4"w x 20"h, or 5"w x 20"h (70 PSF max per glass trim)
  • Max exposed glass availability non-impact E330 label: 34.25"w x 74.5"h
  • Max louver: impact openings 35.78"w x 76.03"h (cylinder and mortise locks only)
  • Embossed panels: 6 panel options available
  • Core availability: Honeycomb Core. Optional Polystyrene, Stiffened, Polyurethane (non-fire label), Temp Rise
  • Hinge rail and reinforcement: 10 gauge hinge reinforcements. Hinge edge is non-beveled and reinforced with a continuous 16 gauge steel channel projection welded at a maximum of 5" OC (optional 10 gauge - DE Series)
  • Lock rail: Lock edge is non-beveled (bevel 1/8" in 2" option) and reinforced with hurricane channel and a continuous 16 gauge steel channel projection welded at a maximum of 5" OC (optional 14 gauge - DE Series)
  • Top channel: Top channel is a flush 16 gauge steel channel, projection welded at a max 2 1/2" OC
  • Bottom channel: Bottom channel is an inverted 16 gauge steel channel, projection welded max 2 1/2" OC
  • Face skins: 16 gauge or 14 gauge A60 galvannealed steel (G90 galvannealed option by special request)
  • Closer reinforcement (optional): 1 3/8" X 14" x 4 gauge x 18" x 6" (optional 12 gauge)
  • Fire label range: 20 minute - 3 hour / Underwriters Laboratory or Warnock Hersey. Service Centers UL only or call
  • Edge seam construction: Visible seam is standard. Continuously welded seamless or intermittently welded seamless available (options)
  • Universal standard/heavy weight hinge: Hinge fillers are used allowing for easy modification from heavy to standard weight hinge prep. Handing design: Non-handed standard (optional handed)
    See COACH, Approval LOOKUP, and approvals for specific availability based on configuration

FBC Frames

  • Impact / Non-Impact E330: Standard ME12/14/16 and SE12/14/16 Series with options and anchoring as defined in FBC / TDI approvals
  • Typical exterior: 14 gauge ME used with 16 gauge doors
  • Typical interior: 16 gauge ME used with 18 gauge doors
  • Max opening size availability: 8'0"x8'0"
  • Corner: KD (knock-down) or welded
  • Jamb depth availability: 5-3/4" thru 14-3/4"
  • Face sizes: 2" face jambs, 4" face head option
  • Elevation borrowed lite / storefronts: Calculated (see listing)
  • Max exposed glass availability: 54.75"w x 80.75"h or 34.75"w x 116.75"h (70 PSF max pressure per trim)
  • Anchor type, quantity, and locations: Vary per approval and wall construction (see Anchor LOOKUP tool)
    See COACH, Approval LOOKUP, and approvals for specific availability based on configuration

 

FBC Latching Hardware, Allegion assembly-approved

  • Assembly approved with Republic Hollow Metal for Impact and Non-Impact E330
  • Schlage: 3-pt lock, cylinder, cylinder deadbolt, mortise, (mortise deadbolt non-impact only)
  • Von Duprin: 3-pt latch, CVC exit, CVR exit, exit alarm, mortise exit, RIM exit, SVR exit
  • Falcon: CVR exit, cylinder, mortise exit, RIM exit, SVR exit
  • Ives: SB360 surface bolt for inactive leaf
    See COACH, Approval LOOKUP, and approvals for specific hardware model/series based on configuration

 

Label Locations for Hurricane (FBC or TDI) and Fire Labels (UL, ITS/WHI)

  • Butt hinges and pivots
    • On the doors the fire label is located on the hinge edge between the top and second hinge preparation
    • On the frames the fire label is located on the hinge jamb between the top and second hinge preparation
  • Continuous hinges
    • Full mortise continuous hinge
      • On the frame the fire label is located on the rabbet of head approximately 8" from the hinge jamb
      • On the door, the label is located in the top channel approximately 8" from the hinge jamb. If a top cap is installed, it must be removed to view the label. On the jobsite, removing the top cap is the responsibility of the building inspector
    • Full surface continuous hinges
      • On the doors the fire label is located on the hinge edge between the top and second hinge preparation
      • On the frames the fire label is located on the hinge jamb between the top and second hinge preparation

Approvals and specified industry standards

  • Approval listings and installation instructions can be found on certified label agency websites

Typical applications

Commercial buildings in hurricane zones near the Atlantic coast, and Gulf of Mexico, as well as any high wind area

  • Impact door assemblies are required for wind-borne debris regions within one mile of the coastal high water line where FBC wind speed maps designate 130 mph or greater; also any areas designated > 140 mph
  • Non-impact door assemblies are required for all exterior openings not already labeled for impact and higher pressures, typically inland <130 mph wind zones (not only hurricane, but any high wind prone region)

Republic Products

See the following Republic products for Hurricane applications:

  • FBC - Impact: HUR(I) DL/DE Impact
  • FBC - Non-Impact/Windstorm: DP/DL/DE E330
  • MD is not specifically listed but uses FBC listings where HVHZ is specified
  • TDI - DP/DL/DE for Impact or Non-Impact
  • ME/SE Frames with approved anchors/locations