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Preparing Your Garage Door for a Hurricane

12/10/2017

Garage Door Hurricane Prep

No — it’s not your imagination. Hurricanes are getting worse every year. Climate change is no joke, nor is it a hoax. We’re getting 100 year storms, every single year.

So when you’re planning that new garage door installation, hurricane season should be on your mind. You need a highly fortified door that can take the best Mother Nature has to throw up against it, seriously.

Fortifying an Existing Garage Door

And even if you don’t opt for a brand new garage door this year, there is plenty you can do to your existing garage door to help it survive the next hurricane. For one thing, you can install a garage door bracing kit. This includes braces and hardware for about $500, not counting installation. We’d be happy to install it for you!

You’ll also want to make sure the track of your garage door is at least 14-gauge weight. Look for markings on the track that tell you the gauge. Check to see the track is securely screwed into place. Replace any loose screws with longer screws. This is a good idea even outside of hurricane season — it prevents your garage door from going off track.

Purchase a New Hurricane Resistant Garage Door

You can also purchase a garage door that is specifically designed to withstand hurricanes. These doors are made out of highly fortified steel and can withstand winds of up to 130 mph. These doors are designed to withstand the force of objects being hurled against them. Most have a steel or fiberglass veneer. These doors also have an extra-strong steel track system and twist-resistant framework.

3 Essentials to the Best Garage Door Repair

What are the three things to look for when it comes for the best repair service for your garage door? It comes down to reliability, availability, and trust. First, can you rely on the company to fix your garage door safely and securely when you need them to? Are they certified to do the work they claim to do? What is their rating with the Better Business Bureau? Second, are you available when you need them? Garage door emergency repair service is essential to the safety and security of your home, so you need someone you can call 24/7. And finally, are they someone you can trust? How long have they been in business? Are they one of those fly-by-night companies that hasn’t built their reputation through a solid base of committed and satisfied customers?

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