I’ve drawn a blank and lent my msfh manual to an agent… I would appreciate some feedback from other experienced mitigation inspectors…Does a gable vent need to have the same shutter system to qualify for class a hurricane rating on the opening protection portion?
Yes the gable vents require the same opening protection as other openings do.
Here is a link to the online manual.
That a good questioned. If you look at questioned 8, exterior openings include but not limited to doors ,garage doors, skylights etc. which means all openings to the building. I was instructed to call gable ends vents not covered as an opening that needed to be ccovered. But on the other hand, it is a vent, so what about ridge vent, off rige vents or soffits are all openings to the house so would you call them as well.
Ken Ruppert Happy Home Inspections Merritt Island Fl.