The hurricane season is approaching once again. As a homeowner, you probably worry if your old garage door could hold up if a big storm hits your area. As more and more hurricanes are hitting even the regions in the US that are less prone to intense storms, now is the time to do what you can to prepare your home. You would want a durable door that will last for years but at the same time looks attractive and adds value to your property. Have you thought about getting a hurricane-rated garage door? This blog lists four reasons to do so. But first, let us learn a bit more about hurricane-rated garage doors

What are hurricane-rated garage doors?

Hurricane-rated garage doors (also known as impact-resistant, wind-resistant, or reinforced impact-rated garage doors) are built to withstand severe winds and hurricanes, making them an excellent choice for those who live in places where these storms are expected. Some hurricane-rated garage doors can endure wind speeds of up to 200 miles per hour—far more than what you would see during even the most powerful hurricane.

Hurricane-rated garage doors have at least one steel layer, and the number and thickness of those layers can significantly increase the maximum wind speed that the door can endure. In addition, the majority of these garage doors include additional layers of aluminum, wood paneling, and insulation on top of the steel layer. Such reinforcement further helps safeguard your home from the effects of severe weather.

Why choose a hurricane-rated garage door?

 

These doors come with a tough and resistant finish

Hurricane-rated garage doors are built to be sturdy and reliable. Manufacturers of these doors use only the highest quality steel hardware to withstand the strongest winds and storm conditions. The extra-thick insulation and sturdy steel framing will keep your property safe from severe weather conditions. Furthermore, they have superior paint finishes to resist peeling and warping. The heavy-duty exterior will not peel or distort due to moisture, rust, or corrosion.

Hurricane-rated garage doors have heavier gauge tracks

In addition to heavy-duty layers and long-lasting materials, the best hurricane-rated door systems also use steel tracks twice as hefty as the tracks found in standard garage doors. Moreover, storm-rated garage doors have a reinforced top rail. The top rail is part of the garage door’s skeleton, and it works with the bottom track to keep the door in place. The combination of heavy-duty layers, a solid frame, heavier tracks, and a top rail prevent hurricane-rated garage doors from being lifted or moved with force.

These doors are best at preventing water damage

Every homeowner knows that even minimal water damage can lead to more significant problems and massive repair expenses. Moreso, water and wind that get into the garage can damage your vehicle and the equipment you have in it. Protecting your home from hurricanes and flooding is therefore critical, and the best way to do so is with a reliable garage door system. A hurricane-rated garage door will not keep a hurricane at bay, but it will certainly protect your home from flying debris and water damage. 

Having a hurricane-rated garage door may lower your insurance premium

House insurance premiums can be costly if you reside in an area where storms are a risk. However, that premium will decrease when upgrades and security measures are implemented. One of these upgrades is a hurricane-rated garage door, which protects the house from wind and water damage. Over time, you will save money on insurance by investing more in your garage door!

Garage door installation service from Titan Garage Doors NE

A quality hurricane-rated garage door can help protect your home and belongings from damage during a storm. At Titan Garage Doors NE, we offer the installation of hurricane-rated garage doors that are perfect for protecting your home or business during severe weather. Our team of technicians is experienced and professional, and our new garage door costs are competitive and fair. We are proud to serve the communities in and around Omaha, NE, including Lincoln, Papillion, and Bellevue, NE, and Council Bluffs, IA. So give us a call today to learn more about our services!

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