Hurricane Season is Approaching But Is Your Garage Door Ready

Don’t Let a Hurricane Sneak Up on Your Garage Door and Blow It Away

hurricane-season-home-readinessAhh, Florida! The land of perfect weather year-round, sunny beaches, amazing sunsets, and gorgeous waterways; and hurricanes. The 2015 hurricane season wasn’t terrible, so we are, of course, hoping that the 2016 season won’t be bad either. We do need to make sure, however, that our home and property is storm ready and able to protect our family and belongings in the event that a hurricane does make landfall. So here are things to look for when you’re garage door shopping.

  • Wind Load – This is one of the primary factors when choosing a storm ready garage door.
  • florida home hurricane garage door impact ratedStorm Ready or Added Reinforcement – Storm ready doors are the more reliable option, especially when we have such a small window in which to prepare. No one wants to have to reinforce the garage door before every heavy storm or hurricane.
  • Safety can be Gorgeous – Just because your garage door has added safety mechanisms, doesn’t mean it has to be ugly. Check out some of the garage doors from our best collections.
  • Heavy Duty – Your garage door’s hardware must also be strong enough to handle the pressure from hurricane force winds. The best door in the world is no good if the hardware will bend, springs will break, or the track will collapse. Everything must work well together and be very strong in order to protect your home and belongings from hurricanes.

Hurricane season will be here before you know it. Give us a call if you would like to make sure your garage door is up for the challenge. We fully understand that some homeowners bought their home with the existing garage door system so you may not be aware of the type of door you have, whether it is in good working condition, or even if it will withstand the pressures of a hurricane. We can help you make that determination.

The Overhead Door Company in Tampa Bay has been in business for more than 60 years. That’s a lot of years servicing the good homeowners of the Tampa Bay area and assisting with the sales, installation, repair, and maintenance of high quality garage doors. Take advantage of any of our special deals at any given time. Give us a call at 813-885-DOOR (3667) to schedule a garage door maintenance appointment with us.

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