It’s that time of year again – hurricane season. Even if you don’t live in a coastal area, tornadoes and severe storms can also produce strong and damaging winds. It’s important that you don’t underestimate the value of having a wind load approved garage door. The consequences of extreme winds entering your home can be devastating, blowing out doors, windows, walls, and even the roof.
Local government regulations for wind load requirements can vary from one location to another. Only qualified architects, contractors and installers should interpret building codes and similar regulations to determine what requirements are needed for your home. Ultimately, the homeowner is responsible to make sure their garage door meets local building codes.
Amarr Wind Load Garage Doors
Almost all Amarr garage doors are available with a wind load reinforcement system that uses a variety of materials including Struts and R-Trusses to protect against high-wind conditions. Select doors can even resist large missile impact – a feature tested using a 9.5lb 2×4 board flying at 35mph. Select doors are also available with impact glass, meaning the glass can withstand the force of a 2×4 board flying at 35mph.
Don’t worry – you don’t have to compromise style for hurricane preparedness. Almost all Amarr door collections are available with a wind load reinforcement system. These garage doors look identical from the outside and are engineered to meet local building codes on the inside.
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