Ahhh, spring in Texas! That means bluebonnets, vegetable gardens, warm temperatures...and hazardous weather. As a business and/or homeowners, it's important to install wind load doors for added weather safety during times of inhospitable conditions. We're here to tell you why it's important to protect your investment with the right overhead door.
There's Science Involved
Garage doors take upan estimated 30% of your home's surface space. When high winds or other weather hit those doors directly, the pressure can cause old doors to buckle, come off the track, or, in severe cases, completely collapse. The combination of surface area plus pressure plus the structural instability can lead to door damage in volatile weather situations.
Protect Your Investment
Should a garage door fail during high winds and poor weather, there is an increase chance of damage to your home or commercial property. Not only to garage doors provide security measures in keeping trespassers and nearby animals and bugs out, they prevent weather conditions from causing damage to your property. If your doors are damaged or collapsed, there is no barrier preventing life-threatening winds from entering your property. Blown out doors and windows and damage to the walls are roof are just a few of the problems a collapsed garage door can cause.
The removal of the protective barrier also allows debris, such as siding, rocks, and metal, into your home or office. According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, "the biggest threat to living creatures (including humans) from tornadoes is from flying debris and from being tossed about in the wind."
What You Can Do
If your garage door has seen better days or you're concerned it being able to handle the high winds we have experienced lately, please contact Overhead Door for a complimentary estimate. We offer both residential and commercial wind load doors for added weather safety.