Garage doors have to really be able to take a beating from the elements. The Florida heat is just the beginning of the issues our garage doors have to face with grace and beauty. The 2015 hurricane has come to an end, and we were fortunate once again to have only dealt with mild tropical storms and no major hurricanes. We will be busy repairing and replacing garage doors throughout the early months of 2016, and we would be happy to discuss the hurricane rated garage door with you. Let’s look at some key things to keep in mind while designing your garage doors.
Garage doors are responsible for keeping the garage insulated and comfortable. Climate controlled garages are the best option for your vehicles and for your other belongings that end up stored in the garage. Our insulated garage doors keep the cool air in and the hot, humid air out. They are much more energy efficient than most other models.
The appearance is extremely important when you’re choosing a new garage door. It has to look amazing and cater to the sense of pride you feel when you look at your home. Customize your garage door with our DoorView system, which is an online garage door design software. You can choose everything from the size, design, colors, glass placement, and glass type from the comfort of your sofa.
Hurricanes are categorized from 1 to 5 based on the strength of the wind. Category 1 hurricanes carry 74 mile per hour winds where a Category 5 hurricane has winds exceeding 156 miles per hour. Our garage doors are rated for winds up to 150, which should withstand nearly Category 5 hurricane winds. Most hurricanes that pass through Florida are Category 1 to 3, though we have had very serious hurricanes in previous years.
There is no such thing as an indestructible door, although we would love to present one. Our doors are rated to withstand winds ranging from 100 to 150 miles per hour, but even at that, the door can take damage if we’re facing a category 4 or 5 storm.
Overhead Door Garage Doors
Overhead Door of Tampa has been serving the greater Tampa Bay area’s garage door needs for more than 60 years. We’re very familiar with the area and the types of doors people generally purchase. Call us at 813-885-3667 if we can help you choose, design, customize, install, or repair your garage door or garage door opener.