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Ensure Your Garage Door is Hurricane-Ready by Checking the Label

Hurricane season has started and it is predicted to be more active than usual this year. With the potential damage that storms can bring, it’s essential to have a garage door that can withstand high winds and flying debris. But how do you know if your garage door is up to the task?

The answer is simple:

Look for the label on the inside of the door. Garage doors are required to have a permanent label that displays the manufacturer, model/series number, positive and negative design pressure rating, and applicable test standard. This label confirms that your garage door meets local building code requirements for wind load.

Not only is it important for safety reasons to have a wind-rated garage door, but it can also save you money on your homeowner’s insurance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) identified the loss of garage doors as one of the major factors contributing to hurricane storm damage in homes. If your garage door fails or is ripped out of the track during a storm, it can pressurize the garage and cause severe damage to your home’s roof and walls.

Investing in a reinforced garage door can help prevent high winds from entering your home. Hurricane Master Garage Doors offer built-in reinforcement, eliminating the need for additional posts or pins. Plus, with a range of new styles and materials to choose from, there’s no need to sacrifice curb appeal for safety.

For added protection, consider an impact-rated garage door. This type of door can still operate even after being hit by debris or impaled by a two-by-four. Not only does this safeguard your entire house, but it can also lead to a discount on your homeowner’s insurance premium. If you’re thinking about installing an impact-rated door, ask your insurance company about possible savings on your policy.

At Hurricane Master Garage Doors, we take pride in our residential and commercial garage doors that are born in Florida and tested and approved in accordance with the latest FBC (Florida Building Code). We also own eight US patents on designs for our garage doors, including one that allows us to use minimal or no additional reinforcement on the back of the garage door section.

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As a member of the IDA, DASMA, and IHPA, and accredited by the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation IDEA, DAB ensures the highest level of products and service available to all customers. When it comes to protecting your home during hurricane season, trust Hurricane Master Garage Doors to provide the best quality and style for all your garage door needs.

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