As a South Florida company, we specialize in hurricane protection. Many people are unaware of how their garage door would hold up in a tropical storm or hurricane. The misconception is that you can only install impact windows and doors to protect your home. However, what about impact garage doors?
Garage doors are often overlooked but an important part of a home. Oftentimes homeowners upgrade windows and doors, and forget about the garage door! This is just as valuable and substantial as other parts of your home.
They offer protection for your home, car, or storage. Typical garage doors are designed to protect the home from rain and minimal wind. However, they are not designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, like hurricanes. If you live in South Florida, or any area prone to hurricanes, tropical storms, and tornadoes, you may want to consider an upgrade to your garage.
Do You Know Your Garage Doors Wind Load?
Being cognizant of your garage doors wind load can be helpful in determining what preventative measures you need to make your home safe. On average, a typical standard garage door can tolerate about 20mph winds. And regular garage doors are highly unlikely to withstand any winds over 100mph.
Keep in mind, any Hurricane rated at a Category 2 or higher will have winds greater than 100mph. This can cause your garage door to detach from the tracks or collapse, due to the pressure. Debris can be lifted by winds and also cause an extensive amount of damage. If the garage door has windows, they could shatter, causing even more damage.
Check on your garage door and locate the wind load sticker. This sticker should have the manufacturer’s name, model number, and design pressures. Once you have this information, you can check with the Florida Product Approval Website for wind and impact ratings.
Benefits of Impact Garage Doors
- Storm Protection
At LockTight, we only provide Hurricane Master Garage Doors. These garage doors are the best for Florida homes and are designed with hurricane protection in mind. Hurricane Master garage doors can handle wind velocities from 90mph to over 200mph for the most extensive coverage. There are eight patents for these doors, making them a unique and innovative solution.
- Less Noise
These impact garage doors have a patented system that makes them quiet! There is no metal on metal grinding and squealing. They also reduce noise from the outside, so you can enjoy peace and quiet inside your home. Sleep better at night without the excess noise from cars or loud neighbors.
- Add Value to Your Home
Installing an impact garage door from LockTight will increase your curb appeal. Your home will look stunning from the outside. Additionally, upgrading your home’s garage will add value to your home that will pay off if you do ever sell. Adding value to your home is important in order to keep up with the competitive market.
- Energy Efficiency
At LockTight we offer a plethora of energy efficient garage doors. These come in different colors, styles, and sizes. These doors will save you money on your energy bill year round. Many eco-conscious homeowners prioritize energy efficiency when making upgrades to their home.
- Save on Home Insurance
Our customers are saving an average of 25% on their homeowners insurance. These savings on their insurance policies add up, and definitely help offset the initial cost of home improvement.
Are You Ready for a Quote?
Here in South Florida, we may not know when, but we do know that we will get hit by hurricanes eventually. Don’t wait until it is too late and protect your family and your home now. At LockTight we have flexible financing solutions, warranties, and more, to help make it easier for you.
The benefits of an impact door are more than just hurricane protection. They offer less noise, saving money on insurance and energy bills, all while adding value to your home. We hope you’ll choose the experts at LockTight to help you with your decision when it comes to impact windows and doors.