Forum Title: Anyone here familiar with Central FL window replacement requirements?
Live in Daytona Beach and I am thinking about replacing my windows on my own. Not particularly 'handy' by any means but I like to learn to do things myself. Broke a window last week and wasn't much of a problem to replace. My thought now is why not replace every window in the house? They're original since 1985 might as well. I'm in Volusia County in case anyone happens to be familiar with the area. My understanding is that if you are inside of a defined Windborne Debris region you either need impact resistant windows, or a shutter system, but I think I am just barely outside the Windborne Debris Region (according to the map - also more than 1 mile from the mean high tide line) so I should pretty well be able to install any window I like right? I realize I am going to have to permit this with the city, but what is the real purpose of permitting if there are no special requirements of the windborne debris region? I can purchase any windows I want? And what should I be ready for with the city?
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: SAMANTHA VALDEZ (Glendale, CA), 01/03/2019

Short answer. You must build a wood frame and mortar that into the fieldstone foundation. If you hadn't already bought the windows I would've suggested glass block.

- FLORENCE AGUILAR (Schaumburg, IL), 02/17/2019

Your permit office will let you know what is required. Is it a block or wood framed house? btw - I used to live in east orange county, not that it gives me any special qualifications to answer your question.

- TROY JENSEN (Pleasanton, CA), 02/13/2019

You still have a window standard to meet even though you are not in the Miami Dade HVHC zone. Your inspections dept. can confirm and this document may help.

- LEON BOWMAN (Bolingbrook, IL), 02/26/2019

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