Miami-Dade Approved/Florida Approvals Laboratory

Miami Dade Hurricane Testing

Hurricane zone areas are subject to weather conditions that buildings in other regions do not have to account for. Debris can be small or large, and damage a structure permanently, high winds rip and tear at siding, shutters and roofs and heavy rain can cause soil erosion around foundations, then find its way inside and cause expensive damage.

Building products in those areas must be verified as code compliant for use in high wind areas, and NTA is an Approved Laboratory for Miami Dade building testing and certifying that materials meet code compliance requirements for use high wind areas. NTA follows all the standards (ASTM and TAS), rules and specifications necessary to maintain this accreditation.

What NTA can do

The NTA lab currently performs tests for:

  • Miami-Dade impact and nonimpact testing
  • Hurricane testing on doors, curtain walls, windows, shutters
  • Missile impact
  • Uniform load
  • Air infiltration
  • Water infiltration
  • Cyclic wind pressure
Missile Impact Video
ASTM E1886 TAS 201

The following is a list of some of the procedures NTA performs:

View our IAS Certificate of Accreditation to see all of our Miami-Dade Approved Testing Procedures

For a searchable list of Miame-Dade approved products, visit http://www.miamidade.gov

For more information about our Miami Dade building testing services, contact us.


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