Hurricane Braces for your garage door have been one of the most talked about topics the past few weeks in Florida. Rightfully so given our very active hurricane season this year. Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation floating around about the type of hurricane braces to use on your garage door. If you’re interested in securing your garage door even further, check out our advice and call us for a free quote!
There are two different types of hurricane braces for your garage door. Vertical and horizontal. All new garage doors in Florida come with horizontal hurricane braces already installed on them. If you have a garage door that does not have them already installed, you can add them now!
Horizontal hurricane braces are permanently attached to your garage door. They add strength and structure to an otherwise flimsy garage door. This will help to prevent your garage door from caving in, or being ripped out, due to the high hurricane winds. This is a user friendly way of adding hurricane reinforcement to your garage door. When a storm comes, the homeowner does not need to do anything extra.
Vertical hurricane braces are temporary fixtures that the homeowner has to actually attach to their door when they want to use them. However, they are extreme strong and helpful at preventing your garage door from being lost due to a storm. These vertical hurricane braces can be added to just about any garage door at a relatively low price. If your garage door already currently has horizontal hurricane braces, adding 2 of vertical style hurricane reinforcements will help strengthen your door even further.
Both of these options are relatively inexpensive and can prevent a homeowner from losing their home in the event of a major hurricane. Up until recently, hurricane braces for your garage door were an afterthought. The last few weeks has taught all of us that we need to be better prepared these storms. Call us today and we will go over all of your options with you. For more information, call us at 866-420-DOOR.