Garage doors need to be reinforced in high-wind conditions, but many people are unaware of this fact. These doors are often referred to as Wind Load Rated, Storm/Hurricane Rated, or simply Wind Rated. As the homeowner, you are responsible for choosing the appropriate wind load product to meet or exceed your local building code, with the help of your builder and garage door dealer. Local wind load requirements for garage doors can vary depending on the size of the door, its location on the structure, and the local wind zone, among other factors. Homeowners are responsible for making sure their garage doors meet local building codes. Our hurricane garage doors are the best way to protect your property from the most severe weather conditions.
We recommend having your garage door serviced at least once a year, or more frequently if you use it extensively. A good time to have it serviced is before the start of the winter season.
Some garage doors can simply be repaired while others need to be completely replaced. Garage door repairs on older garage doors often cost less than installing new ones. The best way to determine if you need a garage door repaired or replaced is to schedule an annual preventative maintenance appointment.
A garage door tune-up is a preventative maintenance routine that ensures the door operates safely and smoothly. It may involve inspecting, tightening, and adjusting all hardware, lubricating moving parts, checking the door balance, and inspecting the door's sealing.