Wind load is based on eleven factors that determining how a garage door will be able to withstand hurricane strength winds. These eleven factors include: Mean Roof Height, Roof Slope, Surrounding Topography, Exposure, Door Area, Directionality Factor, Important Factor, Zone, Internal Building Pressure, Positive or Negative Pressure and lastly wind speed.
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Due to the complexity of installing wind load garage doors, and the requirements of building codes and permits, it is highly recommended to work with a garage door specialist for any and all wind load garage door need.
Storm ready garage doors are designed specifically for homes protection from hurricane strength winds. These garage doors are manufactured with reinforced steel layers in a variety of thicknesses improving how much wind spend the door can withstand.
Unlike storm ready garage doors, add on garage door systems for storm protection include installing floor to ceiling posts behind the garage door before a storm arrives and removing them to resume normal operation. While this may be the right option for some, it is highly recommended for homes in areas with potential hurricane strength winds to consider a storm-ready wind load garage door.
Wind load rated garage doors no longer mean big, bulky, heavy designs. OGD® offers wind load rated garage doors in nearly all garage door styles. Protect your home from hurricane strength winds, while enhancing the beauty of your home by choosing from one of our many wind load garage door styles.
Replace your door with a storm rated wind load carriage house door. These garage doors offer the same elegance and character as traditional carriage house doors with the strength of heavy duty industrial doors are they are reinforced with high impact rollers, hinges, and tracks.
OGD® has earned the title of industry leader thanks to our rapid response times, reliable services, and exceptional communication and customer service.