We just started hurricane season and we already had a tropical storm in the gulf. Houston area has seen the damage a hurricane can do, from Ike in 2008 to Harvey in 2017. Your garage door is a big entrance into your home. An unprotected garage door can damage your vehicles and your property. If wind or rain damages your garage door, it is possible to have water in your garage or worse your home. it is imperative you have garage door hurricane protection.
Types of Garage Door Hurricane Protection.
Getting a Hurricane Rated Garage Door.
During a hurricane, high winds can force the door out of the opening, causing an uncontrolled buildup of internal pressure and ultimately a blowout of your home’s roof and supporting walls. Not to mention the damage to the vehicles and other belongings in the garage. A hurricane rated, also known as a wind-rated garage door, is a garage door that has been reinforced and then rated for how much wind speed the door can withstand. Garage door wind speeds are rated at 140mph, 150mph, and 160mph. 140 mph rated garage doors are the most common in Houston. Some newer neighborhoods here in the Houston area actually require the home to have a wind-rated garage door.
Garage Door Strut Brace
If you are not looking to replace your garage door, one good way to add strength to your garage door is by using a strut brace. Horizontal strut braces, also known as repair struts, add structural integrity to your garage door. If you are going to install…