Hurricane Proof Garage Doors
Wind Load Garage Doors are something homeowners should seriously consider if you live in a hurricane zone. Depending on which Hurricane zone you live in will determine your homes wind load requirements. Wind Load garage doors may help prevent wind damage to your home. J&S Overhead Garage Door Service of Virginia is able to upgrade our garage doors to include the Wind Load Garage Doors option. This gives your new wind load garage door the ability to withstand wind speeds up to 189 MPH. Since the entire Hampton Roads, Virginia is in a hurricane zone upgrading to a wind load garage door could help protect your home.
Wind Load Garage Door Facts
Fact#1 : About 80% of residential wind damage starts with wind entry through the garage doors.
Fact#2: Less than 30% of homes in hurricane prone areas have adequate wind load reinforcement systems.
Fact#3: Fewer than 50% of consumers in hurricane prone area know that their garage door is required to meet local building criteria for wind pressures.
Fact# 4 Wind entering through the garage door can actually build up enough pressure inside your home to blow the roof off.
When installed according to our instructions and local building codes, Amarr hurricane rated garage doors:
• Withstand rapid cyclic pressure and static load forces up to 245 mph.¹
• Resist large missile impact at 50′ per second (35 mph).²
• May qualify for discounts on your homeowner’s insurance.³
Wind Load Garage Doors
Wind load engineering up close.
Amarr wind load approved garage doors use a variety of reinforcement materials, including Struts and R-Trusses which are engineered to meet specific building code requirements.
Impact garage doors.
Select Amarr wind load approved garage doors are large missile impact tested using a 9.5 lb 2×4 board flying at 50′ per second
Available in short and long panel windows on select Amarr garage doors; impact glass may shatter, but remains intact despite the force.
Understanding the requirements for your neighborhood.
Local government regulations for wind load requirements can vary from one location to another due to door size, the door’s location on the structure, and localized wind zones, among other factors.The homeowner is responsible to make sure their garage door meets local building codes.
² Option available on select models only.
Impact Glass Available
Hurricane Rated Garage Doors in VA
Most garage doors that we offer can be fitted to be wind load certified. Just let us know which door you want and what your local requirements are and we will do the rest. Every wind load approved garage door comes with a certification from the manufacturer, so there is no guessing involved. By adding additional materials to the standard door, J&S Overhead Garage Door Service can meet or exceed your local building codes. Our expert technicians provide professional garage door installations in Chesapeake, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Hampton, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Poquoson, Yorktown, Franklin, Smithfield and Williamsburg, Virginia. Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Free In-Home Consultation (757)748-0770
Source: 1. Copyright 2007, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes. 2. August 2006, Electronic Answers – Amarr Garage Door Hurricane Preparedness Study.