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Hurricanes Protection

Wind-Load Rated Garage Doors

Each year, the threat of a hurricane and high winds lingers from June to November during hurricane season -- wind load rated garage doors can help

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is all about proper planning to ensure home and business owners know how to stay safe when danger strikes. While disaster kits are important for emergency evacuations, did you know that when high winds hit, a reinforced wind load-rated garage door is one of the most important structural elements to keep your home or business intact? In fact, having a wind load-rated door might be the difference between returning to a pile of debris or the structure as you left it. While there are many options available, we’ve selected a few of our favorite Overhead Door™ wind load-rated residential garage doors and commercial wind load doors that can help protect against hurricanes, high-speed wind damage, air-borne debris and pressure changes, all while looking stylish.

Residential Doors

Impression Steel Collection

Impression Steel Collection Model 501

imgression steel door model 501

Impression Steel CollectionⓇ garage doors meet the International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC) and the Texas Department of Insurance Code Requirements, ensuring trouble-free performance and protection in even the most threatening weather situations. Plus, they are aesthetically versatile to match a variety of architectural styles and can be customized with large sections and windows to provide dramatic curb appeal.

Windows might not sound appropriate when discussing protection from high winds and debris, but with Overhead Door™ Brand’s impact windows, there is no need to compromise the design element. When homeowners choose a wind load-rated garage door from this collection, the windows are made of clear, impact-resistant glass with the strength and engineering to meet local codes.

Carriage House Collection

Carriage House Collection Model 309

Carriage House Collection Model 309

Similar to the Impression Steel Collection, garage doors in the Carriage House Collection are built to meet the International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC) and the Texas Department of Insurance Code Requirements.

Available in a wide array of distinctive carriage house designs, Carriage House Collection garage doors offer homeowners superior insulated steel construction and customizable appearances with a large number of stained and painted finishes, windows and hardware available. These doors are known for their harmonious blend of elegance and strength, and are a top choice for homeowners who live in areas where inclement weather can strike without notice.

Commercial Doors

Thermacore Sectional Steel Doors

Thermacore Sectional Steel Door Model 525

Sectional Steel Door Model 525

ThermacoreⓇ Sectional Steel Doors are an ideal choice for applications that demand the highest levels of thermal efficiency, air infiltration and wind load resistance. Specifically, Thermacore Insulated Wind Load Door Model 525 is one of the best wind load-rated doors in this collection. Constructed of steel and polyurethane insulation, this Thermacore door features enhanced thermal performance values with an R-value of 16.22. For a less industrial look, business owners have the option to select from three wood grain finishes -- Golden Oak, Walnut or Mission Oak.

Commercial Sectional Wind Load Doors

Insulated Wind Load Door Model 429

Insulated Wind Load Door Model 429

Designed for durability and strength to help protect the building envelope during extreme high wind events, Insulated Wind Load Sectional Door Model 429 is approved for use in Florida’s High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) in accordance with the test standards in Miami-Dade County. Notices of Acceptance are (NOA) 17-1207.08 and NOA 17-1207.09.

Offering a variety of options, including steel thickness, backing material, insulation and impact-rated glazing, Model 429 provides architects, contractors and building owners flexibility in design and application to best suit their needs.

For more information about residential and commercial doors suitable for hurricane-force winds, contact your local Overhead Door™ Brand distributor. Additionally, The National Weather Service website offers more resources to prepare your home and keep your family safe this hurricane season.