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Hurricane Rated Garage Doors - Broten Garage Door and Gate

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Published on Feb 25, 2009

As the single largest opening on a house, the loss of a garage door during a hurricane can lead to an uncontrolled buildup of internal pressure resulting in a complete or partial blowout of the entire roof system and supporting walls. Garage doors are now considered to be one of the most important parts of a buildings structure in regards to maintaining its structural integrity during a hurricane. In March 2002, ten years after Hurricane Andrew ravaged South Florida, the state adopted stricter building codes that require new garage doors or replacement doors to be structurally reinforced to withstand specific wind load requirements. In Miami-Dade and Broward counties the wind load requirement is 146mph and 140 mph, respectively. In other parts of Florida, it ranges from 100 150 mph. To meet the new codes, garage doors must have heavier gauge tracking and springs to help keep them in place under extreme wind loads. Retrofitting a door with new hardware wont provide the same structural integrity as a new door in the event of a storm. Homeowners who have not replaced their garage door since the code took effect should consider installing a code-approved, reinforced model.
For more information visit http://www.broten.com.

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