Wind Load Garage Doors

Wind Load-Rated Garage Door System

As the largest point of entry into your home, your garage door can be a point of failure during a high wind event and create the potential for debris and high-pressure damage within your home. A wind load-rated Overhead Door™ garage door helps protect your home and its contents from the damaging effects of high winds during a severe weather event. Designed with specific components, such as track, jamb brackets, hinges, rollers and reinforcing struts, a wind load-rated door can withstand specified wind pressures and help protect against garage door failure during a high wind event. As a building component, garage doors may be required by local building codes to withstand certain positive and negative design pressures. The building department having authority in your area is the sole and final determiner of the wind load requirements for your garage door. Always contact the local building official for local code requirements. In addition, local building codes may require a permit for the installation of replacement garage doors. Your homeowners insurance policy may also require your garage door to meet local code requirements.

Review our WindStorm™ product brochure


Strength and stability

  • Stringently tested to meet wind load requirements*
  • Optional impact rating on select door models
  • Reinforcing hardware throughout door system
  • Additional horizontal bracing for further reinforcement
  • Optional impact rated glass for additional safety and protection
  • Insulated door system designs provide thermal efficiencies
  • Various door system design options to meet door size needs, wind zone requirements, and exposure categories

Designed to protect your family and property

  • Wind load options are designed to meet local building code requirements throughout the designated high wind areas of the country
  • Wind load options may qualify the homeowner for insurance discounts
  • We have a complete line of stylish and secure wind load-rated door systems, from wood to premium insulated doors, including some with impact-rated glass windows, to provide the protection you demand to help keep your family and property safe

Refer to wind load design standards chart for door model and applicable code requirements. Wind load and impact resistance requirements vary by region. Please contact your local Overhead Door™ Distributor for more information.

golden oak arched insulated garage doors

WindStorm™ - Model 5745 & 5765

gray insulated garage door

WindStorm™ - Model 7565

black traditional steel garage door

Traditional Steel Collection

beach wood wood grain garage door

Thermacore® Insulated Collection