Floridians know how strong hurricanes can hit The Sunshine State. Because of our unpredictable storm season, homeowners often reinforce their house with hurricane-safe glass windows or shutters— maybe they even swap out their front door.
But few of us think about replacing our garage doors! After all, they’re stronger than a regular door, right? Well… not so much. Impact-resistant garage doors still provide unparalleled hurricane protection.
When a hurricane strikes, high winds, rain and debris can enter your home—or business— through a number of ways. Sometimes, they barrel right through your front door! Once an opening like this is made, your space is left exposed, destroying your possessions and threatening the safety of your family or employees.
The garage door is the largest opening of your home, making it the most likely to fail and potentially cause major structural damage to your home in a hurricane or tropical storm situation.
Garage doors protect your vehicles, lawn equipment, and other possessions hidden inside; yet in hurricanes and other severe windstorms, they represent a vulnerable opening of up to 300 square feet of your home. Your best protection is to choose a hurricane resistant garage door that is impact-rated to meet Florida building codes and to have it professionally installed to ensure best performance.