In Florida, Doors Open Outwards. Have You Ever Wondered Why?

This is a factor of Florida building codes to establish protective measures during storms.

In most states, the front door to your home opens inward. In Florida, they extend outward to protect your property from a natural disaster. This is part of the building code where the door must pass forced entry and water filtration tests to prevent flooding. You want to avoid water and projectiles entering your home in the event of a Hurricane. These doors offer an extra layer of protection, preventing high-speed winds from causing personal property or bodily injuries.

Good news! The Florida building codes are the highest in the nation!

As the storm season starts, please stay safe and grab a copy of the WINK News Hurricane guide found in Publix stores throughout the area. There are great tips for newcomers to the area looking for advice on preparing for severe weather.